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The Robins Mentoring Program

What do you need for career success?

"My mentor and I have built a great relationship. He has been a reliable resource in helping me explore my career interests, meet professionals I otherwise would not met, and pursue the internship that I wanted. I would encourage Robins School students to take advantage of this program and get to know someone who has experience in their industry of interest. It can only benefit them in finding career opportunities and expanding their professional network." - Jack Carney, ‘20

The right mentor can have a major impact on your professional future. The Robins School of Business is committed to connecting students with mentors, and one way this happens is through the Robins Mentoring Program.

This group of about 50 senior executives works directly with the Robins School’s deans, faculty, and students. The backgrounds of these executives include investment banking, consulting, manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate development, hospitality/hotels, small business, accounting, and much more. Serving as student mentors, members help students by:

  • Meeting one-on-one with students to provide general career coaching and advice
  • Providing input regarding specific career questions/issues
  • Assisting in outlining an internship or job search strategy
  • Helping define strategies for ongoing growth and professional development

Participating students are carefully matched with a mentor, based on shared professional goals and interests.

Please contact Shelley Burns for more information.

The Robins Mentoring Program

Robins School of Business
102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Shelley Olds Burns
Director of Career Programs in Business
Queally Hall room 273
(804) 287-1255
sburns@richmond.edu