The role of a mentor is to inspire, encourage, and provide ongoing support. Yet, the mentoring commitment is flexible and can be tailored to the schedules and communication preferences of each pair.
Mentors and mentees agree on the frequency and manner in which they will communicate in an initial agreement document, the mentor-mentee covenant. We ask that you work with your student to determine the best way to communicate throughout the academic year—whether that's via email, telephone, video chat, or in person.
Attendance is required at the four University-hosted milestone events for alumni living locally. We also ask that, if possible, you allow your student to spend some time shadowing you at your place of employment.
Mentors must be at least three years out from graduation.