What better way to learn about how the world of commerce works than to have your very own mentor?
That’s the idea behind mENTERnopolis, the Marianopolis College Commerce Mentorship Program being piloted this year. This program matches students in the College’s Commerce profile with graduates who are in the business world or finishing their university studies in related fields such as marketing and law.
The mentorship program helps to prepare students for university studies and careers. Students receive personalized support from their mentors and get the chance to network – all before they graduate from Marianopolis.
The mentorship program was the idea of a Marianopolis graduate, Suneil Kheterpal ’13, who founded a software start-up after getting his BCom at McGill University.
“Thanks to the mentorship program, students get expertise and guidance, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional network,” he says.
“The paired-up mentors and mentees, naturally form a community in which students can grow, explore ideas, celebrate success and find support. It’s a way for students to invest in continued learning and self-growth outside the classroom. They can learn everything from etiquette and good habits, to how to network and a lot more.”
With almost 100 pairs of mentors and mentees, there is a strong interest in mENTERnopolis from both students and graduates. It’s an example of how Marianopolis helps its Commerce students to grown both academically and personally.