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Policies for Mentors

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Policies for Mentors

Industry Mentor: The main role of an industry mentor is to provide support and insight for the career development of student mentees.  Mentors commit to the program for one academic year (nine months). Communication between mentors and mentees should remain open and consistent, and the triad will determine the preferred mode of communication (e.g. email, phone, in-person, etc.). 

Industry mentors will:

  • Initiate contact with the mentees and communicate at least 4 times per semester.  Mentees and mentors should discuss which method of communication best suits their needs, however a face-to-face meeting, besides the launch event, is strongly recommended at least once per semester.  Additionally, a bi-weekly email check-in email is strongly preferred
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times in the professional partnership, unless there is an issue where third party intervention is needed
  • Provide guidance on career paths, workplace perspectives and establishing professional relationships
  • Empower mentees to ask questions and work with them to set professional and personal goals 
  • Share anecdotal professional advice from personal career experiences
  • Attend professional networking opportunities with mentees, as well as provide referrals to fellow professionals when appropriate
  • Remain involved in attendance of program events during the tenure of the mentorship
  • Conclude the mentorship by filling out an exit survey, as well as provide feedback on the program when needed 
  • Communicate any issues to the Career Development Coordinator 

Policies for Mentees

Student Mentees: Students must be either in their sophomore, junior or senior year in order to participate in the program for the academic year. They will receive professional and personal career guidance from their assigned industry mentor.

Student Mentees should:

  • Develop two learning objectives, related to career development, to achieve by the end of the academic year 
  • Be receptive to the career and professional advice that is being shared by the industry mentor
  • Initiate communication and engage in the mentoring process, including accepting feedback from mentors and learning from it and asking questions about mentors’ professional journeys and careers
  • Attend professional networking events such as the program kick-off social, alumni/industry panels and professional association meetings
  • Ask questions related to career development, as well as personal questions related to transitioning from a student to professional
  • Complete the monthly check-in form sent out by the Career Development Coordinator