Overview

Mentors inspire, encourage, and support you, and contribute to your professional and personal development. You can expect to strengthen and build your network and gain the skills and confidence necessary to excel. For more detailed information, visit our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I participate in this program? Any student or alumni is eligible to participate. To participate, you must complete an orientation course/video and agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Can I be a mentee if I am an alumnus/a? Yes, you may participate in this program as a mentee if you are already a graduate of the University.
  • What am I expected to do? Mentees are expected to shape their own experience within this mentoring relationship. Most of the interaction with your mentor will take place via email and other web-related tools (for example, instant messaging) or face-to-face, if appropriate. You should tell your mentor what you are looking for help with—specific feedback related to finding jobs, general career advice, information on higher studies, technical information, personal encouragement, and so on. Please review the mentee handbook for more information.
  • What is my time commitment? Please note that it takes some time to develop a relationship and to maintain it. Before signing up for the program, make sure that you have the time to commit to a mentoring relationship. Each meeting is approximately 1 hour, with possibly 1 hour of prep work before the meeting.
  • What type of mentors participate in this program? We have alumni from a variety of backgrounds. You can click here (NEED LINK UPDATED WITH ALUMNI NAMES) to see a list of current mentors. If you are looking for a specific profession, please contact Alicia Hibbard.
  • I have additional questions, where can I go or who can I ask?  You can email Alicia Hibbard, Senior Coordinator of Alumni Volunteer Engagement in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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FLASH MENTORING
  • One-time mentoring – The mentee requests a one-time virtual meeting with a mentor on a specific topic or conversation. 
    • You will request a meeting, and the mentor will set up an appropriate time to have a phone call, skype session, etc. You and your mentor may meet in person, but it is not required.
    • The meetings should be approximately one hour in length, and can occur at any time through the year.