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The UMBA African-American / Black Alumni Mentoring Program seeks to connect our current students with UMBA alumni across the country. Mentors would provide a wide array of support and guidance as well as strategies for obtaining internships, graduate school admissions and post-graduation career opportunities. This program would not replace the resources available through existing programs and services at the University, but rather create additional ones to ensure student success.

Goals of the Program

  • To provide networking opportunities for UMBA Alumni and current African-American students

  • To enhance the personal, professional and academic development of current students of African descent

  • To establish meaningful connections between African-American / Black Alumni and the University

Requirements for Mentors

  • Must hold a degree  from The University of Michigan

  • Must have graduated at least two years prior to participation in the program

  • Submitted official application for the mentoring program

  • Participated in an interview with members of the UMBA Mentoring Program Committee.

  • Agreement that any issues or concerns pertaining to mentees should be immediately reported to the UMBA President or his/her designee.

Once accepted into the program, mentors will:

  • Connect with their assigned mentee(s) within two weeks of confirmation.

  • Engage with their mentee a minimum of three times during the term. These interactions can be made via phone, skype, email or when possible, in person. 


Requirements for Mentees

  • Current, full-time undergraduate student at The University of Michigan

  • Submitted official application for the mentoring Program

  • A brief training about the program and expectations

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