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Specialized MBA, Mentor Program

Specialized MBA (SMBA) students are eligible to apply for the CoBA Professional Mentor Program. Selected students (mentees) will each be paired with a professional mentor September to April. Mentors are volunteers from organizations in the San Diego county area and will come from various industries and backgrounds.

Mentor and mentee pairs will decide how often to meet and the kind of activities they will do together. These activities could include, but are not limited to: career discussions, networking events, professional meetings, job shadow, etc. Ultimately, the relationship is intended to help the mentee learn keys to success in their chosen field. We provide mentors and mentees with preliminary information and tips on how to make the most of their time together. Once the introductions are made, however, the progression of the mentorship is determined by the mentor and mentee.

Program Guidelines

2017-18 Mentor Program Application

2017-18 Program Timeline
  • Application Period: April 10 - June 30, 2017
  • Program Orientation: TBD
  • Program Kickoff Reception: September
  • Program Wrap-Up: April 2018

If you have any questions or issues please email Jill Laing, program director: