Mentoring relationships are critical for career development and success in the 21st century.
The Mentoring Program is an important cornerstone of the work the CWEL does to support the personal and professional development of Babson College women. Our mission is fostering high-quality mentoring relationships between our students and the dedicated professionals who contribute their time, energy, and wisdom. We match mentors to students in both our Undergraduate Mentor Program and MBA Mentor Program for one year at critical points in their tenure at Babson.
We provide the framework and resources for our mentees and mentors to develop a strong connection and meet their goals. Our on-campus programming includes a comprehensive orientation and several planned events throughout the year. These programs are educational and interactive, often including workshops on such topics as networking, leadership, and negotiation, as well as interesting speakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Mentees and mentors develop a schedule for regular meetings to continue their conversations and tailor their work to facilitate the individual mentee’s development and success. In addition, we have a dedicated Blackboard site to post helpful materials, news, campus events, and discussion boards for participants to connect to the broader community of Mentoring Program participants.
While we provide guidance and resources, we are fortunate to have an enthusiastic and expanding group of mentors committed to our students’ success. In return, mentors have an opportunity to learn from the Babson College women, meet other interesting mentors, and know that their contribution of time and effort is supporting the next generation of women leaders.
We continue to learn and grow as we expand our program. Please consider joining us in contributing to our mentoring community. We look forward to many years of continued success!