Alumni 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
• How do I choose an Alumni Mentor? First complete your profile with information on what help you are looking for. Then browse through the list of mentors and create mentoring requests.
• How long will the Alumni Mentors be available? This program is built to facilitate 30-60 minute meetings that can develop into a longer term relationship. Search through over 2000 available Alumni Mentors to find the person that matches the background and experience to help with your questions immediately!
• Relationship is not going well or I am concerned about membership, what to do? We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contact the Admin Immediately. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.
Mentoring Best practices:
- TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE IN SHAPING UP THE RELATIONSHIP. If you request mentoring from another Alumni, make sure you are proactive in reaching out about when, where, and how to meet for your 30-60 minute meeting.
- Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your goals and aspirations to your mentor. Balance personal and professional relationship with your mentor.
- Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor and display professional behavior.
- Come to meetings with mentor prepared with planned topics. PUT THE TIME WITH MENTOR TO THE BEST USE
- Respond in a timely manner to your mentor's feedback. Respond to emails from your mentor at most two days after receipt.
- Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses.
- If something concerning the mentor needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.
What should you not do:
- Ask for advice on everything. Have a purpose in each request.
- Blame the mentor if his or her advice doesn't work out.
- Expect the mentor to know all the answers.
- Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
- Cancel meetings/visits with your mentor at the last minute.