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Changing Lanes Mentoring Program. Mentee Orientation Fall 2008. What is Mentoring?. Mentoring is a relationship that helps an individual to grow and develop When done properly, it fosters student engagement It provides a support base and a sounding board for mentees

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changing lanes mentoring program

Changing Lanes Mentoring Program

Mentee Orientation

Fall 2008

what is mentoring
What is Mentoring?
  • Mentoring is a relationship that helps an individual to grow and develop
  • When done properly, it fosters student engagement
  • It provides a support base and a sounding board for mentees
  • It helps students navigate the system that can be overwhelming
  • It is a two way relationship

(Adopted from Texas State University)

mentoring
Mentoring:
  • Makes you feel connected & confident
  • Provides role models
  • Increases your chances of graduating in 4 years
  • Produces higher GPAs
  • Increases your on campus engagement
what can a mentor do for me
What Can a Mentor do for me?
  • Enrich your AAMU academic, social and professional experience
  • Support and encourage you to achieve your goals
  • Allow for the opportunity to network and build relationships
  • Assist in confidence building
  • Provide an opportunity to develop into your major
expectations of a mentee
Expectations of a Mentee
  • Have an interest in developing academic and professional goals
  • Commitment to have regular contact with your mentor
  • Commitment to agreed goals and plan of action
  • Attend Plan activities
  • Be on time
  • Be professional in your writing and speaking
  • Participate in professional development workshops
tips to enhancing your mentoring experience
Tips to Enhancing your Mentoring Experience
  • Return phone calls and email promptly
  • Approach your mentor about issues you need to have resolved
  • Let your mentor know areas that you need assistance
  • Show interest in your academic progress
  • Communicate professionally if there are differences of opinion
  • Contact the Changing Lanes office to resolve issues with your mentor
top 15 offices to call for assistance
Top 15 Offices to Call for Assistance
  • Academic Advising
  • Office of Retention & Academic Support
  • Financial Aid
  • Office of Student Activities
  • Career Development Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Registrar’s Office
top 15 offices to call for assistance cont
Top 15 Offices to Call for Assistance (cont.)
  • Special Student Services
  • Public Safety ( Police)
  • Counseling and Development
  • Judicial Affairs Office
  • Student Health Center
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Housing
  • Residential Life
final tips for mentees
Final Tips for Mentees
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Don’t expect an instant connection
  • All matches are not made in heaven (re-matching)
  • Provide suggestions for improvement
  • Mentors are not your parents, their jobs are to improve your student experience

(adopted from Texas State University)

contact
Contact

Questions/Comments

Howard Wright, Program Specialist

256-372-5493

or

See me on face book - Changing Lanes Mentoring Group

mentoring contract
Mentoring Contract
  • The Changing Lanes Mentoring Contract must be completed by each mentee in order to be a part of the program.

Please log on to http://www2.aamu.edu/changinglanes/menteeconfirm.htm

to complete the contract

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