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Mentor and Volunteer Opportunities


Jindal School students together at a mentor and volunteer event

Jindal School alumni and students can take advantage of many mentor and volunteer opportunities. Become a mentor or volunteer in order to give back to the school, help a student, develop your career objectives, expand your current personal and professional network, open yourself to diversity and new perspectives, and improve your interpersonal skills.

You can be the next spokesperson or career ambassador. Find the volunteer or mentorship opportunity that is right for you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here are just a few volunteer opportunities at the Jindal School:

Alumni Events Volunteer

Alumni Relations is always looking for alumni and friends of the Jindal School who are interested in assisting with our special events.

Alumni Speaker

Jindal School alumni interested in speaking in a class or to a student group are encouraged to email Caylin Blockley, director of alumni relations, at Caylin.Blockley@utdallas.edu. As opportunities arise for which you might be a good fit, the Jindal School Office of Development and Alumni Relations will contact you.

Regional Representative

Represent the Jindal School and UT Dallas in your own hometown. Regional Representatives are needed for all areas of the world. For more information about the responsibilities and benefits of being a Regional Representative, visit the UT Dallas Regional Reps page.

Dinner with 12 Comets

Dinner with 12 Comets is a program based on a simple idea: Local alumni and faculty host dinners for 12 Naveen Jindal School of Management students in an effort to make The University of Texas at Dallas a smaller, friendlier place. Dinners may be catered, a simple buffet or your home-cooked favorites. These dinners help personalize the UT Dallas experience for students and may even help steer their future endeavors.

Mentor Opportunities

The Jindal School is committed to providing students with relevant, real-world industry knowledge and experience available both in and out of the classroom. For this reason, Jindal School alumni are needed to share their professional experiences and career advice with select Jindal School students.

To learn more about mentoring opportunities, email Caylin Blockley, director of alumni relations, at caylin.blockley@utdallas.edu.

JindalConnect

Join JindalConnect, the official networking platform for Naveen Jindal School of Management alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. JindalConnect helps students and alumni connect, allowing them to create their own mentorship opportunities. Alumni and students may create a JindalConnect profile by importing Linked In information, paving the way to connecting with fellow Comets. Expand your network and advance your future career with JindalConnect.

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JindalConnect Alumni Interview Program

The JindalConnect Alumni Interview Program fosters meaningful relationships between the school’s alumni and its students. This program starts with a formal interview process that Jindal School undergraduate students are required to undertake as one of their academic assignments. Mentors answer a series of job-related questions students must ask to complete the career-exploration component of their class. From there, the traditional mentoring role may take place.

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Power of Two Mentor Program

Serve as a mentor to a Full-Time MBA student. Students select their mentors based on industry and experience. You do not need to be a JSOM alumnus to serve as mentor.

To learn more about the Power of Two Mentor Program and other Jindal School alumni volunteer opportunities, email Caylin Blockley, director of alumni relations, at caylin.blockley@utdallas.edu

Mentorship Requirements

  • Attend mentor training, meet-and-greet and/or kickoff events.
  • Commit to contact your assigned student at least four times during the mentoring period.
  • Complete an end-of-year evaluation survey.

JindalConnect Alumni Interview Program

Connecting with Jindal School Comets

One of the most meaningful ways UT Dallas Jindal School alumni can give back is by serving as a mentor to students. The JindalConnect Alumni Interview Program fosters meaningful relationships between the school’s alumni and its students. Students repeatedly say having a mentor is one of the most impactful experiences of their education.

This program starts with a formal interview process that Jindal School undergraduate students are required to do as one of their academic assignments. Mentors answer a series of job-related questions students must ask to complete the career-exploration component of their class. From there, the traditional mentoring role may take place.

For Alumni

The alumni mentoring role is a way that only you, as an alumnus or alumna, can give back to your alma mater. You can do as much as your schedule allows after the initial Alumni Interview Program component is complete. You can do anything from sending an encouraging text message once a week to exchanging emails or phone calls or even face-to-face time over coffee. The pace and amount of interaction is up to you.

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For Students

You have exclusive access to JSOM’s robust global network of alumni who are eager and willing to share their wisdom and advice about life beyond UT Dallas. Alumni indicate on their JindalConnect profile if they are willing to serve as a mentor.

The JindalConnect mentoring program is a special opportunity for you to get to know and learn from an alumnus/alumna. As a participant, you’ll have a chance to request a mentor to assist you with academic guidance, career advice and personal development.

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