GNY Chapter Mentoring Initiative
IIT-GNY and TiE Tri-State are proud to announce the start of the Inaugural session of the Mentor’s Circle mentorship program. The program received an overwhelming number of applications from a wide range of industries such as finance, technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. After a rigorous review process 30 candidates were accepted to participate in the inaugural session which launched on Nov 1st 2008.
Announcing the launch of the first mentorship session, program leads Dhiraj Kumar and Sameer Mittal said that “We are extremely impressed with the quality of applicants and their enthusiasm to participate in the program. We think this format, which allows the mentee to interact one-on-one with the Mentor over the next 4 months, will help the mentees engage with the mentors on a much deeper level.” They also added that “We plan to continue growing the program through the addition of mentors which will allow us to accept more mentees to the program”.
Mentor’s Circle is geared to serve the mentorship needs of over 3000 IIT alumni and 1000 TiE member in the greater New York area. It provides one-on-one mentoring by senior IIT Alumni and TiE Charter Members who have volunteered to devote a portion of their time every month to provide guidance and share their experiences with IIT Alumni and TiE members seeking professional and personal development.
The program has recruited several senior mentors from a variety of industries who bring with them a successful track record of managing businesses, launching companies and succeeding in highly visible leadership roles. The program’s goal to provide mentorship in a broad set of areas including personal development, entrepreneurship, industry / domain expertise development and other areas of professional interest.
The program is conducted in segments of 4 months each during which the mentees receive an opportunity to meet with their mentor’s one-on-one once a month. Participation in the program is determined though an application process which seeks to accept those who have a well thought need, a defined goal and commitment to learn.
Mentor’s Circle is accepting applications for another session of the program which is expected to start in August '09. The Application Deadline is July 10th ... more.
Start of the Inaugural Session
Mentor’s Circle announces the start of the 1st mentorship session. After a rigorous review process, 30 candidates were accepted to participate in the program which started on Nov 1st 2008 ... more.