Mentoring

What is a Mentor?

A mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person develop into a successful professional:

  • Advisors with career experience willing to share their knowledge
  • Supporters who give emotional and moral encouragement
  • Tutors who give specific feedback on one’s performance
  • Masters to whom one is apprenticed
  • Sponsors who provide introductions to influential people and opportunities
  • Models with similar background and identity, who are successful in their chosen professions or academic fields

Why be a Mentor?

Share your knowledge and experience with the next generation. You can also:

  • Achieve satisfaction. For some mentors, having a student succeed and eventually become a friend or colleague is their greatest joy. In fact, an oft-heard quote from faculty is “I have had a terrific experience with this program and consider it one of the highlights of my teaching career to date.”
  • Attract good students. The best mentors are able to recruit – and keep – high caliber students who can produce better research, papers and grant proposals. These students can also become your own research assistants on current or future projects.
  • Enhance your own professional knowledge. Mentoring can help you keep abreast of new knowledge and techniques in your own field.
  • Develop your professional network. In making contacts for students, you strengthen your own contacts and make new ones.
  • Enhance your contribution. Gain increased professional stature by supporting new scholars into your chosen profession or academic field.

 

Mentor Application

Your Name (required)

Gender Expression


If self-identify, please specify:

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Your Email (required)

Your Phone (required)

Name/Address of Employer (required)

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Occupation (required)

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Ethnicity


If other, please specify:

Age Range

Highest Level of Education

Personal Area of Expertise (required)

Personal Area of Interest (required)

Indicate Your Grade Preference

Please upload your résumé or CV (file size limit of 20MB, PDF or Word Doc):

Please upload your biography (file size limit of 20MB, PDF or Word Doc):

Indicate Your Availability(required)

WEI Expectations:
Both mentors and mentees are expected to commit to 1-2 hours per month to WEI Mentoring Programs for one program year (August-May). This commitment includes but not limited to:

• Setting jointly agreed upon mentorship goals with your mentee
• Monthly communication and check-ins with your mentoring partner
• Agree to complete a pre-post assessment for WEI

Mentee Application

Your Name (required)

Gender Expression


If self-identify, please specify:

Address (required)

City (required)

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Zip (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone (required)

Name/Address of Employer (required)

Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip (required)

Occupation (required)

Work Phone (required)

Ethnicity


If other, please specify:

Age Range

Highest Level of Education

I would like to increase my knowledge and experience in this area(s):(required)

I am interested in Mentors who are in these professional fields:(required)

Indicate Your Grade Preference

Briefly describe up to three activities that you are involved in, indicating why they are especially important and worthwhile to you. (e.g., projects at work, volunteer activities, board memberships, educational pursuits, etc.). Limit to three paragraphs max.

Indicate Your Availability(required)

Please upload your résumé or CV (file size limit of 20MB, PDF or Word Doc):

Please upload your biography (file size limit of 20MB, PDF or Word Doc):

WEI Expectations:
Both mentors and mentees are expected to commit to 1-2 hours per month to WEI Mentoring Programs for one program year (August-May). This commitment includes but not limited to:

• Setting jointly agreed upon mentorship goals with your mentee
• Monthly communication and check-ins with your mentoring partner
• Agree to complete a pre-post assessment for WEI