The mentoring program matches experienced senior executives with students. The senior executives are usually members of the IBIT Advisory Board or employees of IBIT sponsor firms. The role of the mentor is to provide guidance and coaching to students augmenting the existing professional development resources, which includes providing ideas/feedback and serving as a sounding board for challenges and problems.
The benefit for mentors is the opportunity to engage with students, and the benefit for students is to leverage the experience of senior executives.
The IBIT mentoring program is chaired by Sondra Barbour, member of the advisory board.
- Role: A mentor is defined as a wise, experienced, and trusted counselor and advisor. The mentor is not the project manager, researcher, or has assigned tasks.
- Each mentor would work with one to a maximum of three students per semester based on their preference.
- Meetings: Students take the lead on setting up two phone, video, or in-person meetings with their mentor by a pre-set deadline.
- Nominated students will fill in a formal application, and accepted students will be assigned to mentors based on background and mentor expertise.
- Students take the lead on setting up two phone, video, or in-person meetings with their mentor by a pre-set deadline. Meetings should be 45 minutes to one hour in length, and students are responsible for the agenda/meeting content. Note: Temple students have access to Zoom, you should expect them to set up the meeting.
- Students and advisors must give advance notice for change in meeting date, and students will be removed from mentoring if they miss a scheduled meeting with no advance notice.
- Students will receive PRO points for participating and will lose PRO points if program requirements are not met.
For more information about the IBIT mentoring program, please contact IBIT at firstname.lastname@example.org