An interview between Christine Barrett (MBA) and her mentor, Franco de Togni (PUMA)
What would you consider the benefits of the MBA Mentorship Program?
Christine: Apart from sharing experience and knowledge, the MBA Mentorship Program has exposed me to industry professionals and networking opportunities. It is not mandatory for a mentor to do this; it is up to the individual how much they are involved in each others’ lives. Also, it’s good to have an outsiders’ perspective and guidance that helps you make professional decisions. Personally, I believe Franco and I will be friends in future too. In short, I will take away courage, self-esteem, friendship and extensive industry knowledge.
Franco: Whilst following Christine’s flow of projects, I got a clear sense of the intensity, and the variety of topics she’s been exposed to, which led me to stay very much motivated to try matching with equal focus and resilience with all the information I could exchange to support all that from my behalf and – especially – with a constant push to stay informed, to look up for new things, and to share my opinion and advice about the topics that Christine keenly brought up in the conversation. This mentorship collaboration with Christine has opened for me a freshly new channel of thinking and ultimately a genuine friendship with her.
More to read…