People

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 Spring e-Mentor program runs from January 31- April 29, 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.

Timeline

Student Sign-up & Pairing

This is a first-come, first-serve 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 program of study, skills, job functions, shared interests, shared affiliations and career alignment in pairing of mentor and mentee. 

Participate as an eMentee

Participate as an eMentor

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 and extended network
  • Understand the relevance of their academic studies in practical setting
  • Discuss what tasks and issues professionals/leaders face at 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: Onika Richards, Tiya McIver, or Kat Castro.

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 to uncover key learning opportunities that support those goals.

We recommend all first time e-Mentors to attend the virtual orientation on Tuesday, January 18th at 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 one hour virtual orientation on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 from 12 Noon -1:00 pm (EST).

e-Mentor Program (EMP) Contract 

Download the e-Mentor Program (EMP) contract here. All e-Mentor and e-Mentees need to review the form and return the signed copy to Tiya McIver at tm2968@columbia.edu by Wednesday, January 26, 2022. 

Kristen Banks

Kristen Banks

e-Mentor Program
Roi Ben-Yehuda

Roi Ben-Yehuda

e-Mentor Program
  • Senior Leadership Trainer LifeLabs Learning
Deven Bhatt

Deven Bhatt

e-Mentor Program
  • HR Business Partner Ogury
Whitney Bitner

Whitney Bitner

e-Mentor Program
  • Associate Machine Learning Data Scientist Collective Medical
Alan Chuang

Alan Chuang

e-Mentor Program
Stuti Churiwala

Stuti Churiwala

e-Mentor Program
  • Senior Consultant Ernst & Young US LLP
Elizabeth Elder

Elizabeth Elder

e-Mentor Program
  • Senior Associate J.P. Morgan Chase
Julia Gardner

Julia Gardner

e-Mentor Program
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships Nest, Inc.
Christopher Gilchrist

Christopher Gilchrist

e-Mentor Program
  • Principal Forrester Research, Inc.
David Griffith

David Griffith

e-Mentor Program
  • Director, Data Analytics Deerfield Management
Ankit Gupta

Ankit Gupta

e-Mentor Program
Sukumar Haldar

Sukumar Haldar

e-Mentor Program
  • CEO Localfnf