Mentorship by Mathew Olasupo


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Delivered at the Nigeria Science Fair in Nigeria by Mathew Olasupo for High Schools in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Mathew Speaks in the capacity of Chapter President of Engineers Without Borders-FUTA Chapter.

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Mentorship by Mathew Olasupo

  2. 2. A mentor is an experienced person who advises and helps somebody with less experience over a period of time. (Oxford Dictionary) Mentorship refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person (
  3. 3. Mentoring is defined as a ‘‘one-on-one” relationship between a less experienced and a more experienced person that is pro-typically intended to advance the personal and professional growth of the less experienced individual. Mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a people who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé).
  4. 4. A role model is a person you admire and try to copy (oxford dictionary). ADMIRE COPY PERSON ROLE MODEL
  5. 5. Protégé Protégé is a male person in receipt of mentorship. Protégée Protégée is a Person in receipt of mentorship.
  6. 6. • • • • • • • • • • • They monitor your career growth and academic performance(s). They connect you e.g. admission, job, people They advise, counsel and guide you in decision making process. They expose you and add value to your life. They correct and discipline you. They sponsor you. They help you to build sound character. They teach and help you to build relevant skills by recommending trainings for you They speak about you to those who can help you. They pray for you.
  7. 7. ROLE OF PROTÉGÉ • • • • • • • • • • • • Do not beg your mentor for money because it will project you as a burden. Be obedient to your mentor’s advice. Have good manners especially when you are with them. Respect them and their family. Send gifts to them no matter how little e.g. birthday, wedding anniversary, promotion Create time for communication. Very important! Be sensitive to the wellbeing of your mentor(s). Show to them you care. Ask questions Assist them to do their work. Do not lie to them. Pray for them and their family always.
  8. 8. • Mentorship is not a platform for begging. • Mentorship is not disrespectful. • Mentorship does not replace the role of your parent or guidance. • Mentorship is not a burden. • Mentorship is not harmful. Otherwise, it’s very helpful.
  9. 9. ‘‘go’’. Keep moving we’re behind you! • The opportunity to relate with more experienced people gives you an edge over your peers. • They remind you that failing is not falling. • They always point you back to their helperGod. BENEFITS • Mentors will always want you to be better than them in life. They feel fulfilled. • Mentors charge you always and tell you to
  10. 10. • Investment in nursing students and effective education and mentorship allows for greater critical thinking skills, health education competencies, and furthering of education increasing scope of practice (Shakespeare & Webb, 2008). • If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) English mathematician and physicist. (Letter to Robert Hooke) • If I have soar better it is by standing on the wings of eagles. Mathew D. Olasupo (2012) Mechanical Engineer and Diplomat. • If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) German-born U.S. physicist. • The best way to really train people is with an experienced mentor...and on the job. Tom Peters (1942 - ) U.S. management consultant and author.
  11. 11. REFRENCE • Mentoring: Wanberg, Welsh,& Hewlett, 2003,p39).