A great networking opportunity that leverages on the strong CEMS network

What is SAMP?

SAMP matches together students and alumni as mentors who can provide support and advice on studies, internships, exchange semesters, applications or career choices. It can also create new friendships and a unique long time relationship among the participants.

What is the role of an alumni mentor?

The role of a mentor is to provide advice and insight into his/her industry or function. The mentor takes time to meet with his/her mentee periodically, either in person, via phone or e-mail, and where appropriate a visit can be arranged to the workplace or the mentee can participate in professional activities, such as conferences.

What is the role of a student mentee?

Alumni are willing to provide advice, but are busy individuals. It is therefore important that the mentee takes the role to begin, cultivate and maintain the mentor-mentee relationship pro-actively. 

Benefits for student & alumni mentees

  • Better understand the pre-requisites for the job or career path you are looking at.
  • Receive valuable advice on how to prepare (resumes, interviews, follow-up) for your job application or capital search.
  • Learn about alternative career paths related to your (current job), interests and major.
  • Increase your professional network.

Benefits for alumni mentors

  • Opportunity to actively build the CEMS network and personal professional network.
  • Personal satisfaction in helping to make a difference in the life of a student or another alumnus or alumna.
  • Opportunity to provide career knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Build experience in mentoring, coaching and advising in a safe environment.
  • Branding of your employer and/ or company.
  • Acknowledgement of the employer when recruiting high profiles.
  • Possibility to share experiences with other alumni mentors.
  • Involvement with CEMS students and alumni at a personal level.

Even more benefits for student participants

  • Gain insight into the working world from someone who shares the CEMS experience.
  • Increase awareness of opportunities related to the major.
  • Become part of the CEMS Alumni Network.

Download here more information about SAMP:

Existing SAMP best practices (presentation)

Becoming a Mentor (presentation)