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A successful mentor program provides opportunities for students to...
As you organize your mentor program, you will first want to develop some basic guidelines. Who will be eligible to participate? How long will the mentor relationship last? How will students and professionals be matched?
An individual should be designated to coordinate the program. This person can hold an office such as mentor coordinator, mentor director, or chairman, mentor programs. A committee also may be formed as needed to assist the coordinator in implementing the program. Enrollment forms should be developed for those interested in participating. Mentors will usually be assigned for a specified amount of time such as one semester or one academic year. The time period should be decided in advance and communicated to potential mentors so they understand what their time commitment will be.
Once established, the mentor committee or coordinator will do the following:
1. Establish requirements for participation in the program and create enrollment forms. These will vary from chapter to chapter.
Protègè spends a day "shadowing" the mentor during a typical working day.
Discussion of the shadowing experience. Completion of a suggested mentor/protègè activity. (See list below.)
Discussion of the mentor experience.
Discussion of the value of additional meetings or contact.
Completion of a suggested mentor/protègè activity (See list below).
I prefer to be contacted at work ____ at home ____.
Best time to call:
Type of Organization:
Brief Description of Job Responsibilities:
Areas of HR Expertise:
Professional Certifications/Memberships Held:
Please return completed form to (insert name here).
Best time to call:
Offices Held in SHRM Chapter:
Area(s) of HR that you would like to learn more about:
___ Compensation & Benefits
___ HR Research
___ Employee & Labor Relations
___ Training & Development
___ Employment Practices
___ Workplace Health & Safety
___ Workplace Diversity
___ Unknown/ Any of the above
HR Work/Internship/Volunteer Experience:
Why do you want to participate in the Mentor Program?
Year in School:
Expected Graduation Date:
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