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2013 Mentor Orientation
Welcome to the PMP!
Presentation for Mentors
October 3, 2013
Kristen Freaney, Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | KOBL S220
Katie Connor, Director | email@example.com | KOBL S220
•Welcome & Student Insights
•Mentoring Milestones & Your
•Using the Leeds Mentoring
•Mentor Panel - Q&A
Refer to the “PMP Mentor Handbook”
• Mentor Panelists: Maria Gersick,
Phu Nguyen, Geoff Winter, Ashley
• Introduction – You and your
• What have you done with your
mentor that has been helpful?
• What has worked well? What
• How have you maintained good
• What do you wish your mentor
would have asked
about/focused on more?
“Remember to reach out if you haven’t
heard from your mentee in a while,
because while we try to stay connected, it
sometimes gets busy in the world of a
“My advice for mentors with students who
don’t know what they want to do is to ask
specific questions about what they like
and dislike, rather than general questions
about what they want to do.”
“I would advise mentors to try to relate to
mentees on as personal a level as
possible to make the relationship feel
more real and less structured.”
To enhance the Leeds academic experience by providing opportunities to develop
academic, personal, and professional skills through a continuum of mentoring
The Leeds Mentoring Office aspires to set the standard for integrating mentored learning
experiences into business education; providing our students with the real-world skills,
knowledge and experience necessary to be early contributors and future business
Introduction Exploration Preparation
First year Sophomore
Young Alumni Mentors
Junior and Senior
Facts & Figures:
•PMP Mentors represent over 400 companies, 27 states and 8 countries.
•100% of PMP undergraduates would recommend the program to others.
•96% of PMP students felt more prepared to transition to their career.
•85% of PMP students were more likely to stay engaged with Leeds in the future as a result of their
•83% of PMP students were satisfied or far more satisfied with their CU/Leeds experience because of PMP.
•PMP students are 40% more likely to secure a job upon graduation than non-participants.
Program Growth and
Nuts & Bolts
• Two-year program pairing professionals with juniors and
seniors at Leeds
• Mentors should connect (in-person, phone, Skype/FaceTime)
at least twice per semester with their student(s)
• Be available for advice and support via phone or email
• Be willing to share your personal and professional experience,
insights, and network with your student
• Optional: Attend kick-off and end-of-year celebrations,
participate in networking events, workshops, provide
connections to jobs or internships, etc.
2013-2014 PMP Calendar
October 3: Fall Kick-Off Event, 5:30 – 8pm, Koelbel Atrium
October 24: Sr. Workshop: Creating your Personal Brand, 6 – 7:30 pm, Volunteers?
Before November 1st
connection with your student
November 6: Leeds Social Media Workshop, 5 – 7pm, Koelbel 220, Mentors welcome
November 25 – 29: Fall/Thanksgiving Break
December 14 – 19: Final Exams
December 21 – January 13: Winter Break
Before January 10th
connection with your student
End of January: Reconnect with your student
February TBD: Networking Night with Mentors
Before Spring Break: 3rd
connection with your student (job & internship search update)
March 24 – 28: Spring Break
April 24: Spring Celebration & Senior Send-Off
May 3-9: Final Exams
May 10: Spring Commencement
Who are your students?
• Undergraduate students: 19 – 22
• Represent diverse backgrounds,
experiences and interests
• Many have no professional
experience or contacts
• 50/50 split male/female
• Average GPA = 2.97
• Busy, stressed, overwhelmed,
• Some find you (a bit) intimidating
Mentor Handbook: “Year-in-the-Life” of a PMP Student, Leeds-at-a-Glance for PMP Mentors
How did we match you?
• Student Application – industry and
functional area interests, desired
location, personal info, faculty
• Mentor Application – fields of
expertise, location, bios, fun facts
• Not a “scientific” process – an
• Efforts to insure that the
relationship is valuable on both
ends: student and mentor
orientations, software and
Mentoring Milestones & Your Mentoring
GOAL – To facilitate your partnership by providing structure and accountability,
tailored to individual needs.
• Two types: Program Requirements & Personal Mentoring Milestones
• Include working on things such as: Resume, Personal Statement,
Mentoring Goals, Mentor-Mentee Partnership Agreement, Attending
• Use Personal Mentoring Milestone Guide and Year-in-the-Life of a
Junior/Senior to help develop mentoring goals for the year
• Set clear expectations, schedules, deliverables
• Let us know if you need help
• Be open-minded, have some fun (and a sense of humor)!
Mentor Handbook: Your First Meeting, LMO Mentor-Mentee Partnership Agreement,
Personal Mentoring Milestone Guides
The Leeds Mentoring
Mentor Handbook: Leeds Mentoring Network Tips for Mentors
Manage Your Partnership
•Personal – you and your
•Partnership Info & Support
•Job & Internship Postings
•Beyond one-on-one partnership
•Events, contacts, calendar
•Connect with other mentees
Lessons and Perspective
• Effective in fostering skills, connections,
• Staying connected is the biggest
• Greatest opportunities for impact may
be with some of our students who are
• You are not a “silver bullet”
• This is an entrepreneurial endeavor
• Everyone’s experience is different
• Learn something, enjoy the experience
– don’t feel guilty!
Mentor Handbook: Staying Connected, Resources for Mentors,
LMO Activity Ideas & Checklist
Insight from the Experts
Mentor Panelists: Chris Hedberg, Leyla Jacobs, Josh Sroge,
•Introduction – You and your PMP experience
•What to expect?
•Challenges and solutions?
•What has worked well? Advice.
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