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Executive Mentoring Program

 

Program Overview 

 

The Executive Mentoring Program provides a powerful way for students to gain professional insight, receive support and expand their network.  The program pairs MBA students with business executives from various industries in a one-to-one relationship for an eight-month period. 

 

The program is intended to bring experienced mentors and Merage School students together so that the students can learn the informal, subtle knowledge that cannot be offered in general classroom instruction. It is not an aid or adjunct to the student’s job search. Over the past 16 years, we have matched more than 1,300 students to business executives. 

 

For our Executive MBA and Health Care Executive MBA students, The Paul Merage School of Business also supports the Executive-to-Executive (E2E) Program through each of these programs.

 

 

Important Dates for 2014-2015 Executive Mentoring Program Participants:

 

Below is a list of dates for the Executive Mentoring Program.

 

  • Application Period: Online applications will be sent to all FEMBA and MBA students via their UCI email. The application period opens Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The deadline for application submission is Monday, Oct. 13 at 9 am. No late applications will be accepted, and no exceptions will be made.
  • Protégé Orientation Tuesday, Oct. 28 OR Wednesday, Oct. 29, choose ONE, 5:45-6:45 pm. This is mandatory for those selected to the program.
  • Fall Kick-Off Breakfast: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 8-9:30 am, for those selected to the program.
  • End-of-Year Breakfast: Friday, May 29, 2015, 8-9:30 am, for those who participated in the program.

 

Thank You to our Committee Members

 

The Executive Mentoring Program Committee plays an extremely valuable role to the program. Besides being mentors, this group also serves as a senior advisory group to the Executive Mentoring Program. 

 

 

Paul Arndt
Retired

 

General Leon LaPorte
Retired U.S. Army
Chairman & CEO
LaPorte & Associates

Ned Snavely
Hospitality Executive
Retired

 

Joey Benadretti
President
SYSPRO
Andy Mindlin
President
REALWORLD Marketing
Pete Todd
VP, Worldwide Sales 
TransDimension
William Brewer
Principal Consultant
McDermott & Bull
Michael Schanna
Director, Private Bank USA
Credit Suisse
Larry Tucker
Chairman
Executive Coaches of America
Larry Casey
CEO
Donahue Schriber
Georgia Smith
Director, HR
Dendreon
Evelyn Zohlen
President
Inspired Financial
Ly Do
Exec VP, Global Product Development
Experian