Why Mentoring?

  • A student and mentor sitting at a table.Mentoring can help you develop knowledge and abilities from others that have expertise in areas that interest you
  • The relationship can help you grow professionally and personally to lead to future success in life and work
  • Mentoring can help you make connections to professionals that you would have never otherwise met

The PathFinder Mentoring Program is a partnership where both you and your mentor will learn from each other. You will meet during the course of the semester and work together to accomplish your learning objectives.

What Does Mentoring Involve?

Your mentoring experience should not be an activity that takes you away from being a successful student. Having a mentor might involve meeting for lunch once per month (you eat lunch anyway) and discussing your agreed upon topics. The only assignment that you have to complete is the initial (one-page) agreement that you and your mentor will work together on to state your learning objectives. You and your mentor will determine when it works best to meet throughout the semester.

How Do I Get a Mentor?

You might already know of a staff member or faculty that you admire and would like to learn from. If that is the case, come and talk with us and we’ll help arrange an agreement. If you just have a topic in mind, we’ll help you get matched up. If you have no topic in mind, we can help with that too!

We hope that you are open to meeting someone new to help you to develop professional networking skills and broaden your connections on campus.

Begin the discussion about mentoring today by contacting The Career and Internship Center via email  or in person (Ferguson 103).

Topics Might Include (but are not limited to):

  • Budget Management
  • Communications careers
  • Developing confidence & self-esteem
  • Decision making
  • Diversity issues in leadership
  • Fair trade
  • Faith in the workplace
  • LBGTQ issues and leadership
  • Goal-setting
  • Grant writing; starting a non-profit
  • Graphic design/publishing
  • Leadership in community schools
  • Maximizing academic success
  • Organizational skills
  • Purposeful life work
  • Servant leadership
  • Spirituality and leadership
  • Time management
  • Vocational calling
  • Women in leadership
  • Work/life balance