At the “ONLINE EDU” page from U.S. News & World Report, writer Menachem Wecker, through various sources, discusses the challenges facing online MBA students seeking mentors they may never meet face-to-face. But included in the article are multiple examples of how some students have tackled the issue and found success. Some things that might not automatically occur to all students was the advice provided in the piece by Aneil Mishra, professor at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor Ross School of Business. In summary, he says that online MBA students should take a serious interest in joining professional associations, attending relevant events and networking in general. He notes the value of to him, for example, of using LinkedIn to keep in touch with students worldwide.
You can see the the complete U.S. News & World Report item, by Menachem Wecker, and entitled Online MBA Students May Face Challenges Finding Effective Mentors, at this link.