Mentoring to Advance Professional Development

Mentoring to Advance Professional Development (MAPD) is a program focused on supporting juniors and seniors within The College of Business and Economics. Supported by the National Mentor Resource Center, MAPD combines evidence-based practices for mentorship programming so students can get #ALLMAPDOUT.

About the Program

MAPD emphasizes career readiness by providing guided activities such as resume and LinkedIn development, networking and interview skills, as well as building professionalism. Business professionals working across industries and corporate sectors are paired with students in a 1:1 mentor relationship for a full academic year from September to May. The program content is addressed throughout the academic year in mentoring sessions and occasional group activities.


80% of participants became more confident in their ability to build relationships with their network. 2021-22 MAPD program dataSource)

Why participate?

  • Combine networking and mentorship with business professionals for maximum impact.
  • Get #ALLMAPDOUT by focusing on elements such as resume and LinkedIn development, successful interviewing skills, and career planning.
  • Navigate job search components, professionalism, and evaluate career and life goals critical to success in business.

“ MAPD has provided me with an outside source that was able to help cater to my needs as a mentee. We were able to teach and learn from each other as I navigated my last year of undergraduate. As both a MentHER and MAPD participant, I appreciate the effort that was put into matching me with someone who was willing to help me the way I needed, even if that means not following a script or to-do list. ”

Danielle Thomas, 2021-22 participant

For more information, contact:

Lauren Tigue Meredith
Professional Development Partner
Student Academic and Career Services