Suggested Mentoring Activities

You and your mentee may decide what you want to work on together from the onset. To set goals and expectations at the beginning of your relationship; use our Mentoring Agreement as a guide. If you need some ideas on what to do with your mentee to achieve the goals you set, the list below is a great place to start.

Career Conversations

  • Discuss your educational background and the role of educational preparation in your field
  • Share information about a current event or issue in your field
  • Schedule a workplace shadowing visit during the university break period, if appropriate

Tell Your Story

  • Share how you have balanced personal life and career and what to expect
  • Discuss what you would have done differently at uni if you had to do it over
  • Talk about how you have dealt with personal or professional challenges

Networking Pursuits

  • Introduce your mentee to colleagues or other contacts
  • Attend a professional association meeting or conference together
  • Guide your mentee in how to conduct an informational interview

Postgraduate Study Consultations

  • Share what you gained as a result of your postgraduate studies
  • Discuss how you worked with your advisors
  • Tell the mentee about how you prepared for your transition from school to professional world

Job Search Process

  • Critique the menteeā€™s resume and/or cover letter
  • Lead the mentee through a mock interview
  • Offer guidance on where to best look for job/internships in your field