Build and support effective relationships:
Actively creates supportive, intentional relationships based on mutual trust, respect, and accountability that creates a safe space for the student mentee to work towards personal learning goals. Willingly disclose personal stories and lessons learned through experience. Seeks out opportunities for intentional conversations that support the growth of the mentee. Role models expected behavior for effective relationships.
Provide objective guidance and feedback based on personal experience:
Facilitate mentee’s ability to create and work towards specific learning goals by providing objective feedback and guidance on goals and action steps, sharing lessons from personal experience, and serving as a connector to people and resources.
Facilitate reflective thinking:
Pushes mentee to reflect on experiences by asking thoughtful, thought-provoking questions that seek deeper meaning and help the mentee to become more self-aware of strengths and growth opportunities. Seeks out opportunities for intentional conversations that support the growth of the mentee.
Take ownership for own personal growth and learning:
Serve as a role model for personal growth and learning by employing practices of goal-setting, seeking feedback, and reflection for one’s own development during the mentoring relationship.
How To Become a Mentee
The MentIE program consists of group content sessions designed to help students start and foster a successful career in the industrial engineering industry. Students will develop employer desired skills, gain an understanding of workplace expectations, can network, and increase their likelihood of finding a rewarding career.