The program is adaptable to the needs of individual participants. The extent of time contributed by mentors is dependent on their availability and chosen level of participation. As a mentor, you are able to select the number of students you wish to mentor, and determine the level of interaction you have with them. You can meet or speak to your mentee once, or continue to foster a professional relationship over time.
STUDENT/MENTOR MATCHING PROCESS
Mentors are able to self-select the information they wish to share with students through the Mentor Program. Students' then conduct a search through the Mentor Network using their NYU CareerNet accounts. Students decide whom to contact based on their professional and academic interests.
- Mentor Responsibilities: A mentor gives students an "inside look at career options and coaches them on the skills that will improve their success. Mentors encourage students to network with other professionals, educate students on the daily work involved in their careers, and talk about different options in the field. They may also review students' resumes and give feedback.
- Student Responsibilities: Students must partake in a brief career counseling appointment in order to set expectations for the Mentor Program, and to guide them on how to conduct themselves with professionalism. Once students gain access to the Mentor Program, they are responsible for initiating contact with their mentor.