Cait Manak |
Ram to Ram Coordinator
VCU School of Business
Snead Hall, Room B1212
301 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284
Are you a business student seeking a professional mentor? Or perhaps you want to ask alumni about potential careers? We are here to help. EXPLORE & CONNECT facilitate networking opportunities by matching you with alumni and friends of VCU who want to give back. We aim to create connections that match students' areas of professional interests with mentors' areas of professional experience, forming mutually rewarding partnerships.
All undergraduate business students | 1 hour interview + evaluation | Interviews occur troughout the academic year
EXPLORE | Informational Interviews allow you the chance to interview professionals in your areas of interest – ask them honest questions like “How did you get to where you are today”, “What are some of the challenges you have faced when pursuing your career?”, and “Tell me about you day to day work”. EXPLORE is open to any students who are seeking guidance in your professional development and potential careers. After each interview, you will fill out an online evaluation to provide feedback.
Sophomores, juniors, and rising-senior business students | 1:1 relationship | Length of commitment: 1 academic year, from October - May
CONNECT | Mentoring Program gives you the chance to develop a supportive, professional relationship with a business professional as you prepare to transition into the professional sector. Get to know your mentor by interacting in person, attending professional events, connecting over the phone, and exchanging emails. Mentors will provide guidance as a coach, advisor, and connector.