Stages of Mentoring Relationship

Stages of the Mentoring Relationship

1st Stage:  Exploring whether to begin a mentoring relationship.

2nd Stage:  Negotiating a Mentoring Agreement, with a goal(s) and deadline(s).

3rd Stage:  Implementing the agreement and periodically reviewing progress made.

4th Stage:  Summarizing and formally concluding the mentoring relationship.

Mentor and mentee mixer

Students and alumni practice "Networking Tips to Further Your Career" (fall 2015). 

Choosing a Mentor
Mentee

Review the list of mentors and contact a mentor to request being matched with them.  Upon being accepted by a Mentor, the two arrange an interview (in person, by phone, online, etc.) and negotiate a Mentoring Agreement.  Mentors then forward the completed Mentoring Agreement to program staff.

Accepting a Mentee
Mentor

Student and alumni mentees will review the list of mentors and contact a mentor to request being matched with them.  Respond promptly to accept or decline mentoring request from students or recent alumni.  Upon accepting a mentee's request, arrange an interview (in person, by phone, online, etc.) and negotiate a Mentoring Agreement.  Mentors then forward the completed Mentoring Agreement to program staff.