Expectations for Mentors

We believe that mentors show leadership to those they mentor by modeling lifelong applied learning. As a mentor, here are some general expectations to follow:

  • Attend a Zoom orientation session in the fall semester (typically held the beginning of November).  This brief session will help in answering any questions and covering program details and logistics, etc.

  • Be available for meetings at reasonable intervals.  A minimum of five meetings is expected.

  • Value your student's time and fulfill your established time commitment.

  • Reply to emails and phone calls from your student at your earliest convenience.

  • Establish clear expectations regarding meetings with your mentee.

  • Encourage your mentee to set goals for the mentoring experience, to prepare questions, and to take initiative in your sessions together.

  • Evaluate your student, the program, and the experience at the conclusion of the mentorship program.

  • Mentors and mentees in Business Connections will attend a closing banquet in the spring to reflect upon their experiences, network with other participants and enjoy a meal.

  • Contact the program director if you have any questions or concerns regarding your mentoring relationship or the program overall:

    Kari Klettke,  Career Coach & Director of Business Connections, NDSU College of Business                    ndsu.businessmentor@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-3121 (direct phone)