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Cutler Center Mentor Program

The Cutler Center mentor program matches undergraduate and graduate students with industry professionals from across the world of finance.

Mentors are paired with a student majoring in finance to enhance the student’s network, helping to develop their career path, and providing advice, guidance, and feedback.

Program Details

The Cutler Center mentor program runs from October to May, and mentors commit to a minimum of six hours with their mentee during these eight months. To participate, potential mentors and mentees each must complete their respective application forms to help with the matching process.

Once mentors and mentees have been matched, each pair will work together to schedule times to meet throughout the program’s duration. Participants decide on the communication method(s) best suited for them (email, phone, in-person meetings, Skype, etc.). To help set the expectations needed for the relationship, the Cutler Center will provide training materials to help engage mentors and mentees. Participants also may choose to attend various events and programs hosted by the Cutler Center.

Benefits to Students

With access to industry professionals, our finance students come away with invaluable perspective and inspiration from like-minded individuals who have found success in a wide array of settings and industries. They learn the benefits and purpose of mentorship and the value it extends beyond job placement. Ultimately, students are left with an affirmed confidence in their career strategy, refined networking and communication skills, and the ability to further develop networks of support throughout their lifetime.

Benefits to Mentors

While serving as a mentor requires a commitment of your time, this program also provides professional development and networking opportunities for our mentors. As a mentor, you will:

  • Develop mentoring strategies valuable to leadership progression
  • Gain access to an extended network of professionals affiliated with the Cutler Center
  • Build relationships with an outstanding talent pool of next-generation finance professionals who can build a pipeline of potential employees for your firm
  • Stay apprised of leading finance education trends

Get Involved

To learn more about the program or to apply, please complete the mentor or mentee online application form or email Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager.​

Giving Back

In the industry of finance, attitude is everything. It’s this sentiment that Eric Crawley MBA’09 finds himself alluding to when he’s coaching students as a member of the Cutler Center Mentor Program.

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