Resources for mentors and mentees
The purpose of this agreement is to set guidelines and goals for mutual effort and benefit. By setting your expectations of each other ahead of time, you can work to make the most out of this relationship with little to no conflict. This agreement serves to aid you as you begin to lay down the foundations of your mentorship. Please fill out both the Expectations and Goal Setting portions during your first meeting.
All mentees and mentors are expected to read and understand the community standards for our program. All participants are to abide by the standards as outlined in the link below.
Use the drop down options below for quick links for additional resources to support mentors and mentees.
The Bear Down Network is the primary connecting and communicating tool for your mentoring experience. You are able to use the platform for the following:
- Get resources and reminders for upcoming Wildcat Mentor Society
- Utilize a private group for your cohort to set events, post messages, send direct messages, and video chat
- Find other WMS members willing to help and answer questions related to your career and professional goals
- Guide for the Bear Down Network
- Finding your subgroup on the Bear Down Network
- Using the Bear Down Network with your cohort
Active Listening Skills
Active listening not only establishes rapport but creates a positive, accepting environment that permits open communication. By listening actively, you will ascertain each other's interests and needs. Examples include the following:
• Show interest in what he or she is saying and reflect back important aspects of what he or she has said to show that you’ve understood.
• Use body language (such as making eye contact) that shows you are paying attention to what he or she is saying.
• Reduce background noise and limit interruptions, especially if you are talking to him or her by phone or digital conferencing. Your mentees will feel that they have your undivided attention. When utilizing email, answer within 24 hours if possible, and be sure your message is responsive to his or her original message.
• Listen first, response second. Reserve discussing your own experiences or giving advice until after your mentees have had a chance to thoroughly explain their issues, questions, or concerns.
This program aims to connect world-class alumni with the university’s thought-leaders of tomorrow in a mutually beneficial mentorship program to help participants achieve personal and career goals. Here are two worksheets to help in the goal setting process. Be sure to add your goals to your Mentee/Mentor Agreement.
At the University of Arizona, Student Engagement & Career Development and the Alumni Career Lab work collaboratively to support the career journeys of all students and alumni. Below are links to resources available to all students and alumni.
- Arizona Alumni Career Lab: Career coaching, digital resources, events
- Resources for Recent Alumni: Free downloads, digital content
- Student Engagement and Career Development Resources: List of digital career resources for students and alumni
- Student Career Events and Programs: Current newsletter with events and programs
- Wildcat Career Guide: Resume, cover letter and interview tips
- Handshake: Handshake is the University of Arizona’s job board and career development platform.
As you work together in your mentorship, try taking a personal or career assessment to help spark the conversation and find similarities between one another. You can use these free resources or ask us about a free Strengths Quest assessment!
2. College Code: Character Strengths for Leadership
Veterans Education and Transition Services strives to provide the tools and assistance necessary for students to achieve academic success while fostering camaraderie and engagement. VETS is an organization run by veterans, spouses, dependents, and current service members who through their shared experiences endeavor to maintain a dynamic and effective program which is responsive to the needs of our community.
Safe Zone is a campus-wide training program committed to making The University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The intention of the program is to shift campus climate through education. All workshops are free and open to the campus community. All are strongly encouraged to participate just reach out to Arizona Alumni staff and we can facilitate the connection to this resource. An individual’s participation in Safe Zone often sends a strong message to campus community members that they are an identifiable source of support and nurturance for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty on our campus.
At the University of Arizona, there are so many ways to get involved, celebrate diversity and meet new people. Learn more about our identity centers and resources.
Our mission at Counseling & Psych services (CAPS) is to help students thrive personally and academically. To do this, we offer direct clinical services to enrolled students, consultation with concerned family, friends, faculty, and staff in service of students, and outreach and education to the university community.
Student Assistance serves as a central support resource for all students. We help students and their families manage crises, life traumas, and other barriers that impede success. The staff works to address the needs of students who struggle in such areas as psychological health, physical health, victimization, relationship issues, social adjustment, and academics through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow-up services. We strive for a culture of caring on campus.
The Legal Services Office at ASUA provides currently-enrolled UArizona students a one-half hour legal consultation with a licensed State of Arizona attorney free of charge.
Each cohort will be given a link for their private Zoom meetings. However, you are welcome to use whatever platform or tool that works best for you.
Tips for using Zoom:
Become a Master Mentor by completing the Evidence-Based Mentor certification!
The goal of this course is to help you go from someone who intuitively mentors to being someone who knows the science behind how to be an impactful mentor! We want to ensure you have all the tools you need to be that life-changing mentor that inspires your mentees to leverage these opportunities for the betterment of all involved.
Total expected time to complete is 45-60 minutes. Participants must pass the assessment with 80% or higher to earn the badge.
Mentoring: What + Why + Benefits
Networks + Roles
Stages (and how to avoid dysfunctions)
High Impact Activities: Goals + Mapping
For access to the course, please email Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.