A mentor is someone with which you can develop a long-term relationship centred around building the mentee's growth and development. A mentor does not work on a day-to-day basis to help a mentee make decisions, but they can
serve as someone who can offer support, wisdom, and teaching over time.
As a mentor on Mentoring@UL, you will give advice and share your professional experiences with current students. You will get requests from potential mentees, and you can accept or decline requests.
The approximate time commitment for being a mentor is 12 hours annually - it is expected you will be in touch with your mentee once every six weeks or so. The time commitment monthly will vary depending on availability and objective setting.
Benefits of being a Mentor
- Improve communication and personal skills
- Develop leadership and management qualities
- Increase your confidence and motivation
- Engage in a volunteering opportunity
- Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
- Exposure to fresh perspectives, ideas, and approaches
- Extension of their professional development record
- Opportunity to reflect on their own goals and practices
- Development of their personal leadership and coaching styles