Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be a mentor?
Any rising senior at Ross can apply to be a mentor for the next academic
What is the process to become a mentor?
Applications to become a mentor are emailed to current juniors in March and
April and will also be posted on the M-NETS website. Applications are reviewed
by the BBA Council Leadership & Ethics Chair and the Office of Student Life.
Students are also asked to interview with the Leadership & Ethics Chair and Assistant
Director, BBA Student Life. Selections will be made by the end of the academic
year for the coming academic year.
What are you looking for in a mentor?
We are looking for mentors who have good communication and facilitation
skills, who are outgoing and approachable, and who have achieved academic
success and are involved in activities outside of the classroom. We are
particularly interested in students who have a desire to learn more about ethics
and introduce others to the topic.
Who can participate in the program?
Any sophomore or junior at Ross can apply to participate.
What is the application process?
Rising sophomores and juniors will be emailed regarding the application
process around the start of the school year. The application form can also be found on the M-NETS
website in early September. Applications are reviewed by the BBA Council Leadership & Ethics Chair and the Office of Student Life. Students
may be asked to meet with the
Leadership & Ethics Chair and the Assistant Director of BBA Student Life. This will help us
learn more about why a particular student wants to participate in the program.
Decisions will be made in mid- to late-September.
How are participants selected?
Participants are selected based on a few different criteria. First,
selected based on the thoroughness of their application. Complete answers give
us a comprehensive picture and help us to match students with a mentor.
are also selected based on level of interest in learning about ethics in their
lives, commitment to participating fully in the program, and motivation to be a
successful Ross student and business person.
We do our best to provide mentoring opportunities for interested students,
however, we realized that we have a limited number of mentors, which in turn
limits the number of students we can include in the program.
What are my responsibilities for participating in this program?
Students are expected to be active participants in the M-NETS program for the
entire academic year. Participants agree to meet with their mentorship group
regularly, including monthly discussion sessions and monthly recreational and/or
community service activities, as well as attend program-sponsored events. In
addition, participants are expected to respond to program emails from their mentor
and the Office of Student Life in a timely manner (48 hours).
How does the community service portion of the program work?
The Office of Student Life has worked with non-profit organizations in both
the Ross and Ann Arbor community to schedule community service projects for the
mentor groups. Service events are typically held on Fridays. Since
the community service portion of the program is required, students interested in
the M-NETS program should be available in either the morning or afternoon on
most Fridays - specific dates will be available closer to the application date.
MENTORSHIP GROUP TOPICS
How many mentees and mentors are in a group?
Ideally, we will have one senior mentor work with a group of two juniors and three sophomores. So, in total, each group will have six
What criteria do you use to group the mentors with the junior and
The Office of Student Life and the BBA Council Leadership & Ethics Chair
assign mentees to mentorship groups based on similarities in career and academic
interests. Students will be notified in late September (before the kick-off
event) via email about
their participation in M-NETS.
How will the mentor and participant experience be evaluated?
Great question! At the beginning of the year, we will survey all of the
students in the program. Then throughout the year, we will hold monthly meetings with the
mentors to gather feedback on the program and discuss potential changes and
improvements. At the end of the year, we will ask all of the students to
complete a post-program survey and evaluation of the program. We want to make
this a valuable learning experience for all students involved, so we will
strongly consider the feedback and survey results when making changes in the