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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Commission on the Status of Women

Suggested Procedures

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/csw/suggestedprocedures.html

Mentee Procedures

  • Contact potential mentor by phone, email, or in person. (You can contact and enter into a mentoring relationship with more than one person if you wish.)
  • Introduce yourself. Tell the mentor you found them through Mentor Match and are wondering if they are still available to serve as a mentor.
  • Arrange a first introductory meeting time and place. It is recommended that this first meeting be a brief, perhaps 1/2 hour at the most, and serves as an opportunity for both mentor and mentee to determine if they are a good match for each other (see Suggestions for First Meeting).
  • Enjoy your first year at the University while you and your partner continue cultivating your mentoring relationship.
  • Be open to providing feedback on the Mentor Match project after the first year. Your mentor will be contacted and will, in turn, ask if you have helpful feedback or an anonymous testimonial to offer (see CSW Assessment).

Mentor Procedures

  • Be prepared to be contacted by one or more potential mentees by phone, email, or in person. You can enter into a mentoring relationship with more than one person if you wish, or decide that one is enough.
  • If you are available, help the person who contacts you to arrange a first introductory meeting time and place. It is recommended that this meeting be brief, perhaps 1/2 hour at the most, and serves as an opportunity for both mentee and mentor to determine if they are a good match for each other (see Suggestions for For Meeting).
  • Enjoy yourself while you and your partner continue cultivating your mentoring relationship.
  • Be open to providing feedback on the Mentor Match project after the first year. You will be contacted and asked if you and/or your mentee have helpful feedback or an anonymous testimonial to offer (see CSW Assessment.)