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Mentor Responsibilities

  • Commit at least one academic year (1hour/Month commitment).

  • Meet with your mentee and/or engage in mentoring activities in-person (or on a conference call as a backup)

  • Draft the to-do list of the semester (a template is provided by the Program Director)

  • Share your experience, academic and professional success

  • Look for experiences that will stretch the mentee (i.e., shadowing during meetings, suggested readings, etc.)

  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program

  • Provide open and candid feedback

  • Offer encouragement through genuine positive reinforcement

  • Share “lessons learned” from your own experiences

  • Be a resource and a sounding board

  • Keep your conversations confidential

Empowering International Students’ Lives in the U.S and Beyond

Interact with people from around the globe and gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a globalizing world. As a mentor, you'll confront different interpersonal and communication styles, which will make you better active listeners and critical thinkers. And it'll open you to wonderful personal and professional connections that will benefit you throughout your careers.

  • Have fun

  • Achieve personal growth and learn more about themselves

  • Improve their self-esteem and feel they are making a difference

  • Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity

  • Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work

  • Be part of a network of global young leaders


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