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Dear MAP Program mentors and mentees,

I wanted to mention a great opportunity to gain more mentoring experience by occasionally answering questions for prospective MIIS students. I am currently putting together a list of MAP Program participants who would like to participate in this opportunity.  This list will be sent to the MIIS recruiting department, who will give your  name and email address to a prospective student of your degree program when applicable. Your name and email address will only be given out to prospective students who specifically ask to correspond with a current student.

Please let me know if you’d like to be added as well as let me know your preferred email address and program of study. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you! -Gail :)

Hi everyone,

 

The upcoming MAP Program Special Projects Meetings will be held in Student Affairs on

 

Monday, March 9 at 4 pm

and

Tuesday, March 10 at 3 pm

 

If you will attend either of these meetings, please send me an RSVP email by 12 noon  on Monday including which meeting date you will attend. This will help me decide if we need to find a larger space to meet in.

 

Thanks everyone and looking forward to our upcoming special projects meetings! -Gail :)

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder, we will be having a Brown Bag Lunch meeting on Thursday, February 5th from 12:00-2:00 pm in B105.

The Brown Bag Lunch will be a great opportunity to speak with your mentor/mentee as well as other MAP participants. We will also do some training and planning at the event.  Please remember to bring your lunch! I will provide the dessert. 

Looking forward to seeing you there! :)

Dear incoming and first year Monterey Institute students,
 
Are you interested in having a peer mentor for the Spring 2009 semester? There are still some mentee positions available in the MAP Peer Mentor Program for Spring 2009.
 
The mentee positions that are still available are:

International  Trade Policy (ITP): 3 positions
MBA:  5 positions
Masters of Public Administration in International Management (MPA): 3 positions

*Please note: mentee positions for academic  programs not listed above have been filled at this time.*

Please remember, space in the program is limited and mentorships are first come first serve.
 
If you are interested in having a peer mentor for spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentee.html no later than Wednesday, January 28th so that you can be matched with a mentor.
 
Please apply as soon as possible before January 28th due to the limited number of mentee positions that are still available.
 
If you have any questions please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you as well as hoping to have you as a participant of the MAP Peer Mentor Program for Spring 2009!
 
Best regards,
 
Gail :)

Dear incoming and first year Monterey Institute students,

Here is another update on the number of mentee positions that the MAP Peer Mentor Program currently has available for Spring 2009.

International Trade Policy (ITP): 7 positions

MBA: 6  positions

Translation and Interpretation (TI): 1 position

Masters of Public Administration in International Management (MPA): 4 positions (2 of which can be PCMI oriented)

*Please note: mentee positions for the IEP, IPS, TESOL and TFL programs have been filled at this time.*

Please remember, space in the program is limited and mentorships are first come first serve.

If you are interested in having a peer mentor for spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentee.html no later than Tuesday, January 20th so that we can begin the matching process and match you with a mentor.

Please apply as soon as possible before January 20th due to the limited number of mentee positions that are available.

If you have any questions please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you as well as hoping to have you as a participant of the MAP Peer Mentor Program for Spring 2009!

Best regards,

Gail Lu
Coordinator of Student Services and MAP Peer Mentor Program

 

Dear incoming and first year Monterey Institute students,

 

Here is an update on the number of mentee positions that the MAP Peer Mentor Program currently has available for Spring 2009.

 

International Environmental Policy (IEP):  2 positions

International Trade Policy (ITP): 7 positions

MBA: 8 positions

Translation and Interpretation (TI): 1 position

Masters of Public Administration in International Management (MPA): 4 positions (2 of which can be PCMI oriented)

 

*Please note: mentee positions for the IPS, TESOL and TFL programs have been filled at this time.*

 

Please remember, space in the program is limited and mentorships are first come first serve. 

 

If you are interested in having a peer mentor for spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentee.html no later than Friday, January 16th so that we can begin the matching process and match you with a mentor.

 

Please apply as soon as possible before January 16th due to the limited number of mentee positions that are available.

 

If you have any questions please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you as well as hoping to have you as a participant of the MAP Peer Mentor Program for Spring 2009!

 

Best regards,

 

Gail

Dear incoming and first year MIIS Students,

 

The MAP Peer Mentor Program currently has the following number of Spring 2009 mentee positions available for the following graduate programs:

 

International Environmental Policy (IEP): 4 positions

International Policy Studies (IPS): 8 positions

International Trade Policy (ITP): 7 positions

TESOL: 1 position

TFL: 1 position

MBA: 9 positions

Translation and Interpretation (TI): 2 positions

Masters of Public Administration in International Management (MPA): 6 positions (2 of which can be PCMI oriented)

 

Space in the program is limited and mentorships are first come first serve. 

 

If you are interested in having a peer mentor for spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentee.html no later than Friday, January 16th so that we can begin the matching process and match you with a mentor.

 

Please apply as soon as possible before January 16th due to the limited number of mentee positions that are available.

 

If you have any questions please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you as well as hoping to have you as a participant of the MAP Peer Mentor Program.

 

Best regards,

 

Gail Lu

Coordinator of Student Services & the MAP Peer Mentor Program

Dear Fall 2008 Map Peer Mentor Program Participants,

Thank you again for participating in the MAP Peer Mentor Program this Fall 2008 semester! I hope you all enjoyed your mentorships.

As a wrap up to this semester’s program, the link to an evaluation has been sent to you via email. Please check your email and complete the evaluation online no later than January 5, 2009.

If you would like to continue to receive MAP Peer Mentor Program updates as alumni of the program, please let me know by emailing gail.lu@miis.edu.

Also, I am going to continue to accept mentor applications for Spring 2009 mentors up until Wednesday, January 7th, 2009. If you’d still like to be a MAP Mentor for Spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentor.html.

Last but definitely not least, happy holidays everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and thank you again for taking part in the Fall 2008 MAP Peer Mentor Program.

Warm regards,

Gail :)

Our Spring 2009 MAP Program is just around the corner and in the interest of getting the word out about our program, I was wondering if any of you would be interested in volunteering a hour or two of your time in the next few weeks to help film a short YouTube video about the MAP Peer Mentoring Program. The video will be used for promoting our program to current and prospective students.

The video will be an opportunity to do something fun and interactive to help attract future volunteers. We could do a commercial blurb, a Q& A interview, a fun skit, or whatever the volunteers have in mind.

If you are interested in volunteering for creating this video, please let me know ASAP and we can start working on it.

Also, in November I am planning on putting up flyers as well as sending campus wide emails to recruit volunteers for Spring 2009. I will also be recruiting volunteers in other ways as well.

If you have any ideas of how we could promote the MAP Peer Mentoring Program and recruit more volunteers and/or if you would like to volunteer to help recruit in November, please let me know.

Thanks everyone and looking forward to hearing from you!

Gail :)

More Mentoring Resources

East Connecticut State University has a nice page about peer mentoring that includes links to other resources about college life, culture and academic excellence tips. You can find it here.

Whether you utilize the information for your mentoring conversations, use the information on your own, or refer a friend to this page, hopefully you’ll find some useful information and tips for your graduate school experience! 

-Gail :)

MIIS Casa

Here the first installment of a YouTube video series being produced by Devin Lueddeke, an Enrollment Manager in Recruiting and Kabir, one of your fellow students here at MIIS.   The title of this series is called MIIS Casa and it showcases student living arrangements with the hopes of giving new and prospective students an idea of what types of living arrangements can be found in this area.

Please check out the first installment of MIIS Casa, it’s an enjoyable watch as well as is informative about one type of housing that is available in this area.

 

Mentors, please impart any advice and insights to your mentees about how to make their living situations more comfortable, for example the best places to buy appliances and furniture. If you know of any good restaurants in their area or some great sites that they should check out, please also share these. Also, as always, please share any other tips that you feel your new peers should know!

-Gail :)

The Fall 2008 Mentee Training has also been uploaded to Youtube! It is 9 minutes and 42 seconds long. MAP Mentees, please watch the training and let me know if you have any questions.

The text in the video is fairly small and so the full powerpoint presentation is also available in PDF form by clicking here.

Further training materials for our Mentees to read are:

Tips for Mentees

Resources Available at Student Affairs

Looking forward to seeing you at the MAP Program brown bag lunch on Tuesday, September 9th from 12:00-1:00 pm in Casa Fuente room CF434!

-Gail :D

Tips for Mentees

As a follow up to our tips for mentors, here are some tips for Mentees!

Source: http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/mentoring/tipsformentors.html

Tips for Mentees

1. Initiate. In order to sustain the mentoring relationship, take the initiative to ask your mentor a question, to let him or her know your educational and professional interests and objectives, and to ask about his/her own experiences.

2. Honor your commitment. Your mentor has volunteered to take on the added responsibility of mentoring. Please be appreciative of his or her time and investment; respond in a timely manner to your mentor’s questions and comments. If you don’t have the time to respond at the time, send a short message letting him or her know you will be in contact when you have the opportunity.

3. Expect Support, Not Miracles. You can expect a certain level of support and advice from a mentor, but he or she can’t solve your problems for you. Perhaps the most valuable quality a mentor can offer is perspective. A mentor can put the situation in perspective, offer feedback, serve as a sounding board, and identify resources that may be helpful to you.

4. Communicate clearly. Initiate contact with your mentor if you have questions or need to discuss something. Identify your needs and communicate them as clearly as possible to your mentor. It may be helpful to put some focused energy into organizing your thoughts and concerns before talking to your mentor, so that the time is spent wisely.

5. Be Teachable. Be willing to learn new things, obtain another perspective, and be responsive to suggestions.

Tips for Mentees were developed with the aid of the following resources:

Ambrose, Susan A. et al., (1997). Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: No Universal Constants. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Muller, Carol B., (1997). Mentoring along the Career Track in the Twenty-First Century: Mentoring and Mentors for Students. A Report Prepared for Dartmouth College.

Have tips for mentees that you’d like to mention? Please comment here! :idea:

Sites DOT Middlebury: the Middlebury site network.