Each year in September an orientation for all new mentors and mentees is facilitated by Dr. Belle Rose Ragins. She is a professor of management at the Lubar School of Business and is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of workplace mentoring. She has helped Fortune 500 and local companies develop effective mentoring programs. The orientation will include information on program expectations, guidelines and will help prepare participants gain the skills and insights needed to develop effective mentoring relationships.
Each year two networking forums are held, one in the fall and one in the spring. At each networking event a keynote speaker is invited to share their success story and emphasize on the importance of mentoring. Some past keynote speakers have included: Dr. Robert Davis, CEO of Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Steve Marcus, Chairman of The Marcus Corporation; Cory Nettles, Founder and Managing Director Generation Growth Capital; Tina Cheng, Chairman and CEO, Syslogic, Inc.; Austin Ramirez, President of HUSCO International; and Jacqueline Moore Bowles, CEO of Creative Marketing Resources. Following the keynote speaker, students have the opportunity to network with Milwaukee business leaders who share their experiences in business and provide insight for students entering the workplace in today’s economy.
6th Annual Lubar Multicultural Spring Networking Forum: Creating Connections
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Students that have taken part in the mentor program have had opportunities to attend community events such as the YMCA's Martin Luther King breakfast, the Business Journal's Inner City Business Awards Luncheon, TEMPO's annual Mentor Award event and more. These events allow students to network with Milwaukee business leaders.
Monthly Mentor and Mentee Meetings
Throughout the year, mentors and mentees must make contact at least six times. For example, during the first meeting mentors and mentees establish the relationship by sharing background information about each other. Throughout the semester, mentors will guide their mentees based on their academic and career goals. These monthly mentor and mentee meetings are the key to success in the Program.