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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 🙂


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 😀

There are lots of resources for students that are available at Student Affairs!  Here is a link to a PDF document that lists the resources available:


The Student Affairs office is open from 9-5, Monday-Friday. Please come on by! You can also reach us by email and by phone. 😉

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! 💡

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