Who Is In Charge?
Students/mentees are responsible for initiating contact with their mentors. The first connection will likely take place in the November/December timeframe. The majority of the interactions with your mentee will take place in the spring semester.
Students are expected to take a leadership role in the process. At times, letting a student take the lead can feel awkward to a mentor, especially if the student struggles to set goals, guide the conversation, or prepare an agenda. We encourage you to allow the student to work through this, as it can be a valuable learning experience. If the student continues to struggle, feel free to provide guidance.
Following mentor and mentee Zoom orientation sessions held in the fall (typically the beginning of November), both parties are notified and provided with contact information. The student should then take the lead by contacting their mentor for meeting arrangements and discussing ideas for goals & objectives for each meeting.