Mentor

Congratulations on your interest in serving as a mentor!

Benefits of mentoring

  • Ability to create positive change by sharing your wisdom, expertise, institutional knowledge and political savvy.
  • Gain new perspectives
  • Enhance your communication and leadership abilities
  • Achieve a sense of fulfillment by assisting another person fulfill their goals.

Expectations of a mentor

  • Set relationship boundaries. Is it okay to discuss topics outside of the workplace?
  • Be available. Meet at least monthly
  • Determine best communication method
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be an active listener
  • Advocate for networking and training opportunities
  • Advise on challenges
  • Offer strategies to reach career destination
  • Model professional behavior and integrity
  • Share your own knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned
  • Be constructive and supportive with feedback
  • Celebrate progress

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