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Welcome to the Mentor and Mentee Learning Center

March Class of 2019

March

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Key takeaways:

  • General health and wellness are paramount to you mentee's overall success and wellbeing.
  •  This ais a great time to doa quick check-in with your mentee to take sure that they are on track to meet their goals at their place of employment or program.
  • This is the opportune time for  your mentee to plan out their summer, especially researching and applying to internships, jobs, or other career development opportunities.

Roles for mentors:

  • Thought Partner
  • Cheerleader
  • Guide


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Context:

March is the right time to check-in on participation, performance and health and wellbeing to ensure your mentee stays on track to persist. You should take time this month to talk to your mentee about planning for a summer internship, summer job or other career exploration experiences. When it comes to finding a valuable summer internship preparation is key.  Mentees who have done their due diligence by researching, prioritizing, and preparing for an internship have higher chances of securing one that helps them advance their life or career goals. The same goes for mentees who tap into their networks to guide and support them through the process. Use this conversation with your mentee to explore potential internship experiences while creating a list of the resources and people and connections (at home and on campus) that will help your mentee explore and land their ideal summer opportunity.

When it comes to finding a valuable summer internship for college students, preparation is key.  Mentees who have done their due diligence by researching, prioritizing, and preparing for an internship have higher chances of securing one that helps them advance their life or career goals. The same goes for students who tap into their networks to guide and support them through the process. Use this conversation to explore potential internship experiences while creating a list of the resources and people and connections (at home and on campus) that will help your mentee explore and land their ideal summer internship.

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Prompts for Communication:

Even though there is a lot to cover this month, before getting bogged down in tasks send your mentee a quick message to see how they are doing.

  • What is one thing that is going well for you or that you are proud of?
  • What is one thing that you are struggling with and could use some additional support with?

Celebrate and congratulate your mentee on their wins. Help them work through their challenges, by first offering a listening ear, then validating their feelings, and finally, helping them explore the resources that are available to them through their employer, program, in their community and at iMentor.

Exploring summer internships while exciting could seem a bit daunting to your mentee especially as they are wrapping up their program requirements. You can kick off the conversation by talking about your personal experience with internships and how you can support them in exploring their options. How did you research, select, and land your internship? What advice do you have for your mentee? At this early stage in their post-secondary journey your mentee may be unsure of what type of internship would benefit them.  Have them start their exploration by using the career interest assessment tool in the resources section.

Resources: