Jean-Jacques Degroof earned a master of science in management and a PhD from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and subsequently served as a researcher with the MIT Industrial Performance Center. Jean-Jacques Degroof has also been part of the MIT Sloan Student-Alumni Mentoring Program, which connects alumni with aspiring entrepreneurs and fosters mutually beneficial relationships.
The MIT Sloan Mentoring Program utilizes an innovative online platform to ensure that mentor-mentee matches are logical and relevant. By providing detailed information regarding career goals and personal interests, students can avoid a lengthy search for an appropriate mentor. Mentors maintain control over their level of involvement with the program, though they must commit to a minimum of six months to 1 year to maximize the benefit to mentees. In addition to providing tips and guidance on job searches and career choices, mentors can help students establish networking relationship with professionals in their field and in the larger alumni community.