The MJAA Executive Mentorship Program develops business leadership skills by matching Asian professionals with executives at global corporations such as Apple, Cisco, Deloitte, Google, and more.
This transformative 7-month program provides 1 on 1 coaching, workshops, and seminars to develop key skills in business strategy, management, and communication.
The 2020-2021 Program Application is still open!
At this time we are filling the last of the seats in the 2020 - 2021 program.
If you would like to join this year's program please apply as soon as possible. The application will be available while seats remain.
Program Schedule (2020 - 2021)
Adjustments to schedule may be made based on speaker availability
We are honored to have these successful executives to share their knowledge. Their experiences are invaluable and can also address the appropriate strategies, mindsets and behaviors to break down any barriers that one may encounter from diversity and inclusion challenges, misaligned expectations or even subtle cultural differences influence in one’s career development.
Disclaimer: Schedule is subjected to change during program planning
"After about 1 year of learning with excellent mentors and mentees, I successfully moved from IC to a manager position."
"This mentorship program is such a unique experience. I was able to interact with executive mentors I would never dreamed of talking to without the program."
"The last event during dinner, a conversation with my mentor, Ron, has really pushed me to rethink some professional goals."
2019 MJAA Mentorship Program Open House Meeting at Techmart, Santa Clara
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good fit for this program?
The Executive Mentorship program is ideal for early to midstage career professionals. There are generally 3 groups that benefit the most from the program: Individuals looking to transition from an individual contributor role to their first leadership role, Individuals who are first or second level managers looking to break into the higher rungs of the corporate ladder, and entrepreneurs looking to enter the market for the first time or are looking to scale.
What are the requirements for enrolling in the program?
Because this program focuses heavily on career and professional development we are looking for candidates with at least 3 years of working experience.
What is the time commitment for the program?
The core of the program is made up of 4 full day and 2 half day workshops spread over the 7-month program. Please refer to the program schedule for specific dates and times. In addition, you will generally meet in small group sessions with your mentorship group periodically outside of the scheduled program. The total time commitment generally averages out to about 7-8 hours a month.
How does the admission process work?
Admissions will be held on a rolling basis. Once an application it is received it will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Throughout the application period, accepted applicants will be receiving notice of their acceptance via email. All candidates will receive a decision no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline of September 9th.
How are full-day workshops structured?
Full day workshop sessions will consist of a keynote presentation in the morning highlighting the core theme of the day. In the afternoon there will be various activities and small group discussions to gain practical experience and proficiency. The session will conclude in the early evening with a social hour for networking opportunities.
What are Fireside chats and Special topic dinners?
Special Topic Dinners and Fireside are supplementary events that Mentee will have the opportunity to attend throughout the program. Special topic dinners serve as an opportunity for open discussion with executives. Fireside chats will generally focus on entrepreneurial topics and offer opportunities to meet with venture capital and angel investors.
How are mentor groups determined?
Mentor groups are primarily formed based on the information provided in the program application. Generally, group members will have a similar number of years of professional and leadership experience, as well as similar interests and professional goals. Each group will be paired with a Mentor with relevant experience and interest.
What happens after the program?
At the conclusion of the program, there will be a final lunch ceremony. Though the formal program will conclude Mentees can continue to participate with activities with MJAA. Those especially interested in taking an active part in the program can volunteer for the next year’s program.
Can I attend the program remotely?
Traditionally the program has been an conducted primarily through in-person events, however due to the circumstances of the pandemic, this year the program will be conducted completely online.
Are there any geographic requirements for joining the program?
Because we have fully moved the program to online platforms, this year will be unqiue in that we will be accepting applications from outside the San Francisco Bay Area. So long as you are able to join our scheduled online workshops you will be able to participate in this year's program.
How much is the program fee?
The program fee for this year is $489.