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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 231-3121 (direct phone)