Become a Mentor
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a professional, usually a Manhattan College alum, who is interested in helping a student gain career insight and greater self-understanding. Mentors tend to be good listeners, guides, advisors, advocates, non-judgmental friends and facilitators. The ultimate goal of the mentoring relationship is to advance the educational and personal growth of the student mentee.
What are the benefits of being a mentor?
- The personal satisfaction and fulfillment from making a difference in an individual's development
- The chance to use your knowledge and skills to shape future generations
- The opportunity to translate past occurrences into present learning and gain new insight into your own life
- Meeting and interviewing a possible employee for your company early in their school career
- Meeting other mentors and expanding your own professional network
What are the requirements of the program?
- Attendance at a mentor training session
- Attendance at a meet-and-greet event in the fall and the mentor dinner in February
- Completion, with your mentee, of a mentor planning form
- Completion of an evaluation form at the end of the semester
- Becoming a mentor requires time and energy; it is a commitment. You will discuss with your mentee when and where you plan to meet and what you plan on doing together. It is suggested that you try to meet as often as you can during the academic year.
How do you become a mentor?
The mentor program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students, particularly in engineering, business, communications, psychology, medical doctors and veterinarians.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Carol McTiernan at 718-862-7224 or email@example.com. Please also complete the enrollment form.