Mentor Program

Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.” 

- Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring

MEP offers a mentor program to incoming freshman. These students are paired with an upper division peer academic mentor during their first year in MEP to help them get off to a strong start in their college careers.

What do Mentors do:

  • Share own experiences—both successes and failures. They teach through stories and anecdotes, and offer insights that can only come with experience
  • Model professional behavior.
  • Guide people through the professional environment -- things that cannot be taught in school.
  • Advise on complex situations that may not have a single right answer or approach. They offer observations and explanations that help people learn.
  • Support and offer reassurance when learning becomes difficult or overwhelming
  • Expand Network with other professionals
  • Sounding board for Mentee

The mentor/mentee pair meets weekly throughout each semester. At the end of each month, both the freshman mentee and the academic mentor complete a survey which lets MEP know about the mentor experience and where improvements can be made.