Advice for Mentors from Mentors!

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Advice for Mentors from Mentors!

  1. 1. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Don&apos;t wait for the mentee to contact you. If necessary contact them first. Meet one-on one if possible rather than only by emails.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  2. 2. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Enjoy - these are really great kids with a willingness to learn.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  3. 3. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Try to keep the conversation in perspective from the point of view of the mentee (i.e. stage of one&apos;s school/career of the mentee vs. mentor).<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  4. 4. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Think about how YOU would approach the job search today if you were fresh from college and what different approaches you might take to be competitive in the market.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  5. 5. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Allow the students to take the lead & be responsive when the students contact you.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  6. 6. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Manage your expectations - some students take it seriously, others don&apos;t.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  7. 7. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“It helps to spend some time getting to know your mentee and their interests. If you&apos;re local, I&apos;ve found that meeting for dinner is an excellent idea.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  8. 8. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Be open to conversation about anything and make time for mentees.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  9. 9. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“State your commitment to the student and the limits to have. Don&apos;t become a parent. Become a professional colleague who tells the students what the student needs to know that what they might not want to hear. <br />These students are facing brutal competition. Students are young, but they are bright; give them the respect they deserve.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  10. 10. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Don&apos;t wait for the mentee to contact you. If necessary contact them first. Meet one-on one if possible rather than only by emails.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  11. 11. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Enjoy - these are really great kids with a willingness to learn.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  12. 12. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Try to keep the conversation in perspective from the point of view of the mentee (i.e. stage of one&apos;s school/career of the mentee vs. mentor).<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  13. 13. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Think about how YOU would approach the job search today if you were fresh from college and what different approaches you might take to be competitive in the market.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  14. 14. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Allow the students to take the lead & be responsive when the students contact you.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  15. 15. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Manage your expectations - some students take it seriously, others don&apos;t.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  16. 16. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“It helps to spend some time getting to know your mentee and their interests. If you&apos;re local, I&apos;ve found that meeting for dinner is an excellent idea.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  17. 17. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Be open to conversation about anything and make time for mentees.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  18. 18. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“State your commitment to the student and the limits to have. Don&apos;t become a parent. Become a professional colleague who tells the students what the student needs to know that what they might not want to hear. <br />These students are facing brutal competition. Students are young, but they are bright; give them the respect they deserve.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  19. 19. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Don&apos;t wait for the mentee to contact you. If necessary contact them first. Meet one-on one if possible rather than only by emails.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  20. 20. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Enjoy - these are really great kids with a willingness to learn.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  21. 21. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Try to keep the conversation in perspective from the point of view of the mentee (i.e. stage of one&apos;s school/career of the mentee vs. mentor).<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  22. 22. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Think about how YOU would approach the job search today if you were fresh from college and what different approaches you might take to be competitive in the market.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  23. 23. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Allow the students to take the lead & be responsive when the students contact you.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  24. 24. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Manage your expectations - some students take it seriously, others don&apos;t.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  25. 25. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“It helps to spend some time getting to know your mentee and their interests. If you&apos;re local, I&apos;ve found that meeting for dinner is an excellent idea.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  26. 26. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“Be open to conversation about anything and make time for mentees.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />
  27. 27. What advice would you give to new mentors*?<br />“State your commitment to the student and the limits to have. Don&apos;t become a parent. Become a professional colleague who tells the students what the student needs to know that what they might not want to hear. <br />These students are facing brutal competition. Students are young, but they are bright; give them the respect they deserve.”<br />*From the Mentor End of Year Survey 2008-2009<br />

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