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Mentoring Programs: M-NETS

What is M-NETS?

M-NETS stands for Mentorship through Networks, Ethics, Teaching, and Service. The M-NETS program is a mentorship program for Ross BBA students with the intent to create connections between classes, give sophomores and juniors the opportunity to network with a mentor, and to promote an awareness of personal ethics and values.

How M-NETS Works

The program pairs a senior mentor with a small group of sophomore and junior BBA students to form a mentorship group. There are 5 or 6 students per group, plus the mentor.

Each mentorship group gets together twice per month:

  • One meeting will be either a community service project (for example, working at Food Gatherers for an afternoon) or a recreational/social activity (for example, attending a sporting event or cultural event).  For 2012-13, there will be several community service projects scheduled throughout the academic year, usually on Fridays.  The details of the recreational/social activities are decided upon by the group.
  • The other meeting is a discussion, facilitated by the mentor for the group, based on real-life ethical scenarios that students may face in their college careers or as a professional in the work world.

What are the Benefits?

There are many benefits for sophomores and juniors to participate in this program, including…

  • Getting the inside track from the senior mentor by learning about opportunities and activities to participate in as a sophomore or junior
  • Asking the senior mentor questions about being a successful Ross student
  • Connecting with students in other classes and form a small community within the program
  • Learning about ethics, so when you are faced with an ethical dilemma at school or at your internship, you will be prepared.

How to Apply

Program Participants (Sophomores and Juniors)

Rising Sophomores and Juniors can apply to be a participant in the M-NETS program. Please download the application and submit it as an email attachment to RossStudentLife@umich.edu by Monday, September 10, 2012 at Noon.

Mentors (Seniors)

Mentors were selected in April 2012, and all positions are filled for the 2012-2013 academic year. Information will be available on this site in the spring.

What else should I know?

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