Through the Mentor Network program, the RBC connects over 145 business and engineering students with RBC executives each academic year. The Mentor Network program pairs students from universities in the region with executives who share career experiences, practical knowledge and insight into opportunities in our Louis region.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Alexandria McCuien, who has participated as a mentee in the Mentor Network program.
- How did you learn about Mentor Network program?
I learned about the program from our Director of Operations of the Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, Caprice Moore, at Webster University during my sophomore year of undergrad. Caprice felt I would be a good match for the program and encouraged me to apply.
- Did the Mentor Network program provide you with impactful insight into the St. Louis business community?
Yes, it did. The Mentor Network program allowed me to see how large the St. Louis business community really is and has helped shape me into the professional I’ve become.
- Can you share an important piece of advice from your mentor?
One of my mentors encouraged me to continue to be myself, work hard no matter what, and give back to my community. He said everything else will come together if I remember those three things.
- What piece of advice would you provide to upcoming or recent graduates?
I would tell upcoming and recent graduates the three pieces of advice my mentor gave me (see above). Also, networking and branding are very important.
- Why would you suggest others partake in the Mentor Network program?
I met individuals who assisted in the development of my professional network, my professional support system and individuals who offered professional guidance.The Mentor Network program is a great opportunity that students should definitely partake in.