e-Mentor Program

Welcome to the e-Mentor Program supported by the Career Design Lab and Alumni Relations at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. We are excited to connect current students with experienced professionals. This program is designed to provide mentorship for young professionals or students with limited professional experience to learn from alumni and industry experts, tapping into their knowledge, skills, and experience. We hope you enjoy all of the benefits that this program provides.

Duration & Frequency
The Fall e-Mentor program runs from September 19- November 21, 2022. All mentors and mentees are expected to hold at least four mentoring sessions for a minimum of 30 minutes per session anytime in the three-month period.

  • Updated: July 24: e-Mentors are confirmed + e-Mentor Confirmation form closes
  • July 27: e-Mentor profiles go live
  • July 29:  Student e-Mentee participation submissions open
  • August 16: Student e-Mentee participation submissions close 
  • August 26: Pairing Announcement to Mentors and Mentees 
  • September 14, 12 pm-1:00 pm (EST): Virtual Orientation: Mentor/Mentee Meet Up 
  • September 19 – November 21: Minimum 4 mentoring sessions 
  • September 30: e-Mentor Program (EMP) agreement due in Engage 
  • November 22: Exit Survey opens
  • December 2: Exit Survey closes

Student Sign-up & Pairing

This is a first-come, first-served basis sign-up process. Students can review the e-Mentors from the bottom of the page and submit their first top five choices on the Student e-Mentor Program Submissions form. You must fill out all questions to be considered for the e-Mentor Program. CDL will review mentee and mentor preferences including the program of study, skills, job functions, shared interests, shared affiliations, and career alignment in the pairing of mentor and mentee.

Participate as an e-Mentor – Fall 2022 Mentor Submissions Closed

Participate as a e-Mentee

Mentor and Mentee Benefits 

The e-Mentor Program is a wonderful opportunity for mentors to support Columbia SPS students in their career journey. Mentors will learn first-hand challenges and opportunities that mentees face and provide valuable insights on how to start and navigate careers, share industry information, review job applications, and conduct practice interviews with their mentees. The e-Mentor program offers an excellent networking opportunity for mentees, not only for  building a strong base for your professional network but also for long-term career success, including the following:

  • Deepen connections with the Columbia community
  • Learn about and discuss specific and linear career paths
  • Develop and cultivate an extended network
  • Understand the relevance of their academic studies in a practical setting
  • Discuss what tasks and issues professionals/leaders face at the workplace
  • Discuss attributes and experiences organizations are truly looking for in potential candidates

Contact Information

We are here to assist you, please direct any questions or concerns to your CDL partners, Tiya McIver, tm2968@columbia.edu, cc: Barbara McGloin, bm2517@columbia.edu  and Jia Wei Cao, jc5816@columbia.edu

e-Mentor’s Role

The mentor’s role is to share experience, insights, and feedback that will guide the mentor in the achievement of his or her learning objectives. Listening plays an important part in the mentoring role – listening to understand the mentee’s goals and uncover key learning opportunities that support those goals.

We recommend all first-time e-Mentors attend the virtual orientation on Wednesday, September 14th, 12 Noon -1:00 pm (EST).

e-Mentee’s Role

The mentee’s role is to manage the mentoring partnership. Since the partnership is focused on the mentee’s learning objectives, it is essential that potential mentees devote time to clarifying professional goals and identifying strengths that will promote the achievement of those goals and development areas that may be obstacles.

All selected e-Mentees must attend the virtual orientation on Wednesday, September 14th, 12 Noon -1:00 pm (EST).

e-Mentor Program (EMP) Agreement

All e-Mentor and e-Mentees need to review and sign the agreement by Friday, September 30, 2022.

E-Mentors

Michael Aita

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Sr Mgr Technical Product Manager Apple

Kristen Banks

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Sustainability Manager PepsiCo

Aston Yuetian Chen

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Investment Product Specialist Allspring Global Investment

Harsh Dhanuka

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Business Development Director Shiwdattrai Dindayal JK Paper Ltd

Andrew Easton

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Project Manager PCL Construction

Elizabeth Elder

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Senior Associate J.P. Morgan Chase

Julia Gardner

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships Nest, Inc.

Kanchan Gyani

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Product Support Technical Lead Amount.Inc

Leo Kim

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Analytics Solutions Senior Associate J.P. Morgan Chase

Marko Konte

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Project Manager of Software Development FXCM

Maya Mangini

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Project Manager, Global Business Marketing TikTok

Puneet Matai

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • SVP Enterprise Data Governance Santander US

Brett Patron

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Knowledge Management Strategist US Dept of Defense

Rima Rahayu

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • HC Business Partner & Services Manager Pertamina Power Indonesia

Sofia Rinvil

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Legislative Staff New York State Senate

Jose Santiago

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Assistant Vice President, Client Services Columbia University

Karthic Subramanian

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Senior Product Marketing Manager MongoDB

Yiming (Jason) Wang

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Actuarial Associate MetLife Investments

Keith Wong

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Senior Consultant For The Long-Term, LLC

Yanzi Zhang

E-Mentor Program Fall 2022
  • Analyst Investment Center State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)