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Arizona Assurance Scholars: On Mentoring

All about how to make the most of your mentor as an Arizona Assurance Scholar

Laura Lunsford

on 17 September 2012

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Transcript of Arizona Assurance Scholars: On Mentoring

1st step Finished 2nd step What does a mentor do?

(More experienced.)
Supports you to be successful in college.
Provides guidance.
Helps you solve 'problems'. Last step Start (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Arizona Assurance
Matters Dr. Lunsford
teach psychology
study mentoring
lglunsfo@email.arizona.edu Mufasa mentors Simba
(The Lion King) Oprah mentored Dr. Phil Merckx mentored Armstrong 1) Getting to know your mentor.
Put your best foot forward
Share your ‘story’
Ask for their ‘story’
Eye contact
Ask questions & show interest Spending Time Together

Plays out differently for students and mentors.
Meet Regularly –
Calendar at 1st meeting
Formal settings: office or lab
Informal settings:– coffee, meals, local events or Tucson activities


Recommend monthly: Aug/Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Jan/Feb, March, April, May Ask about research & get involved.
Shadow a class or activity.
Ask for connections related to your major. FIGURING IT OUT
Ask for help on deciding your interests
Bounce ideas off mentor. GOAL: September
Set a plan for your meetings
Semester or Year Stay in touch!
Email or in-person update yearly.

Maybe it does't work out -
Talk to AA staff 1. How can I get to KNOW my mentor?
2. How can I get the MOST from my relationship with my mentor?
3. How can I ADD my mentor to my network? 1. Strong start to the relationship.
Take initiative
Show Interest
2. Meet regularly
Have Questions
Learn about your profession or career
3. Keep in touch
Add your mentor to your "network"

Recognize every relationship has bumps - but contact AA staff if yours isn't getting started. Questions? This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/.
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