The Mentor Process

The Mentor Process
The Mentor Process
Being a mentor at school or seeking out a mentor can be a really positive experience. It is something that should be encouraged by all because the benefits can be so rewarding but first let’s explore the two options of either being a mentor or adopting one.

To become a mentor is quite simple, but can require a great deal of responsibility. If you are interested in being available to new students, students who may be transferring to your school or into your academic program, those who are struggling personally or intellectually, or if you would like to be open for any type of student for any number of reasons, get in touch with the career counseling services or your department head for some guidance. This is also true of an office setting; reach out to Human Resources.

Most likely, any type of counseling service your school has to offer has a mentorship program that you can learn more about and become involved with. If they do not, you could be the pioneer in starting one! In approaching your department head, mention that you are accessible if there is anyone struggling in the major or has been looking for more advice in which direction their academics are going. You can offer to be the peer contact person if they are looking to speak with someone further.

Seeking out a mentor is something that should probably come a little more naturally. It is not so much a formal process of asking someone to be your mentor, but learning and developing under someone who has been your teacher, your guide and "guru" in whatever practice it is you’re pursuing. It may be your trainer on the new job or a professor you really hit it off with. But it should be someone you’ve connected with and has shown you the ropes of the field or subject, someone you can always rely on for further guidance and counsel. Having a mentor can be a tremendous asset as you transition in your new work or academic career because they are someone you can depend as you take on new challenges.

Whether you wish to become a mentor, if you currently are a mentor or you are hoping to acquire a mentor in your near future, be mindful of the accountability and dependability that is demanded of you or for you, and you will reap the benefits of the role in any capacity.
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