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Responsibilities of Mentors & Mentees

The mentor/mentee relationship is extremely valuable to success of burgeoning professionals in the College of Business. Below are a few tips for a successful mentor/mentee relationship.

Responsibilities of the Mentee:

  1. Being a mentee requires active participation. Therefore, you need to do the following:
    1. Define your goals and share them with your
    2. Cultivate a relationship with your
    3. Seek advice from your mentor when challenging situations
    4. Share how you handled challenging situations with your
    5. Attend meetings scheduled by you or your
  2. Seek a mentor that can fill the gaps in your current skillset. In other words, don’t seek a mentor that is exactly like
  3. Utilize discernment. You should always listen to your mentor’s advice, but it’s just that, helpful advice. It’s up to you to utilize that advice or choose not to
  4. Be prepared with specific questions and areas for feedback when meeting with your
  5. When needed, request support from your

Responsibilities of the Mentor:

  1. Cultivate a relationship of mutual trust and
  2. Maintain
  3. Listen both to what your mentee says and how it is being
  4. Value your mentee as
  5. Help the mentee critically think through the problem-solving process, rather than simply giving direction.
  6. Focus on the mentees personal and professional development (based on their goals) in lieu of trying to produce a clone of



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