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How It Works





Program Structure

Pathways offers short- to long-term mentoring engagements that are initiated on a cyclical basis. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to be in contact at least twice a month during the mentoring term.

Mentoring terms run on the following schedule:

  • Fall Term 2015 (relationships set to 1516F): September 8, 2015 - January 11, 2016
    Open Enrollment: September 8 - September 25, 2015
  • Spring Term 2016 (relationships set to 1516S): January 12  - May 20, 2016
    Open Enrollment: January 12 – February 12, 2016

Mentors can accept up to two mentees at any given time, while mentees can have only one active mentor per term.

At the end of each term, active mentor relationships automatically terminate so that they can be evaluated. If a mentor and mentee would like to formally continue their relationship, the mentee can re-request their mentor through the Pathways directory for another term.

The Process

  • Once you have aquainted yourself with the program, register online and complete a mentor profile. Once your profile is complete, students will be able to search the Pathways directory to find you as a mentor.
  • Alumni mentors can determine their active status in the program on a term by term basis.  The online profile is designed to allow mentors to hide their profile, while saving their information, for future participation.  The profile can be easily reactivated at a future date.
  • Please keep in mind that all students, even first-years, are encouraged to join Pathways. If you would prefer to mentor students from a specific class year, indicate this in your profile.
  • You will receive an email letting you know that a student has selected you as a mentor. This email will invite you to review the student's mentee profile and either confirm or decline the request. If you accept, you can then expect to receive an introductory email from your student (initial contact is the responsibility of the student). We invite you to begin your communication with an introduction about yourself: where you work, what you do, your professional interests.
  • Use the materials in the Helpful Forms and Guides section to guide your mentoring partnership agreement, first meeting agenda and initial discussions.

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