A good Student Mentee

  • Is available, accountable, accessible and consistent
  • Prompt, reliable and respectful of the Alum Mentor’s time
  • Asks questions and seeks advice, then listens and follows through on action items
  • Looks to the Student Mentor for encouragement, friendship, guidance and coaching
  • Sets reasonable expectations and a SMART goal and makes efforts to achieve them

To have a successful mentoring experience, Student Mentees should

  • Share your expectations and needs with your Alum Mentor
  • Set a reasonable, measurable and meaningful goal with Alum Mentor
  • Revisit goals monthly with your Alum Mentor to ensure that you are on track
  • Communicate weekly with mentor and interact according to the Mentor UPP schedule
  • Work at building a positive, professional and respectful relationship
  • Listen to Alum Mentor’s advice, explore options and utilize information and resources provided by your Alum Mentor
  • Be prepared to discuss topics with your Alum Mentor and be receptive to suggestions and feedback


  • Contact Alum Mentor to establish your initial meeting
  • Set expectations and a SMART Goal with your Alum Mentor after your first meeting
  • Interact with Alum Mentor according to the Mentor UPP schedule
  • Follow up on commitments made with your Alum Mentor
  • Attend one of the Mentor UPP Mentee Training Sessions and any called meetings