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HHS Success Mentors Program

HHS Success Mentors

The HHS Success Mentor/Mentee program is an intentionally designed formal mentoring program for both undergraduate mentors and mentees that empower students through peer interaction to engage in meaningful self-discovery and growth while building connections to achieve success in their educational and life pursuits.

Eligibility

Mentors

  • Sophomore or higher standing within an HHS major
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • In good academic and university standing

Mentees

  • 1st year student within an HHS major

Participant Expectations

Mentors

  • Active Participation. Mentors are expected to fully participate in the program through their attendance at Orientation & Training, meetings and consistent communication with mentees, monthly mentor meetings with HHS Student Services, HHS Mentor/Mentee specific events (August, October, December, January, March & April/May), and through bi-weekly reports. Work directly with mentee to establish meaningful and realistic goals, tracking their progress and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Active communication. Mentors are expected to check their Purdue email on a daily basis for communication from HHS Student Services and their mentee, and respond appropriately (no later than 48 hours after initial contact). Mentors are also expected to communicate any questions or concerns they have regarding their experience in the program.
  • Serve as positive HHS referral and representative. Mentors are expected to provide referrals to University and community offices, faculty and staff as needed, of which one must be a facilitated interaction with a faculty member in their mentees major. Mentors should represent their major/HHS/Purdue with a positive attitude and no encourage behavior that violates University policy and procedures.

Mentees

  • Active Participation. Mentees are expected to fully participate in the program through their attendance at weekly meetings and consistent communication with mentors, and HHS Mentor/Mentee specific events (August, October, December, January, March & April/May). We also expect mentees to work directly with mentor to establish meaningful and realistic goals, tracking their progress and making adjustments as necessary over the course of an academic year.
  • Active communication. Mentees are expected to check their Purdue email on a daily basis for communication from HHS Student Services and their mentor, and respond appropriately (no later than 48 hours after initial contact). Mentees are also expected to communicate any questions or concerns they have regarding their experience in the program.
  • Approach the mentoring program with an open mind, professionalism and respect.

Applications

Materials you will need to apply:

  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • One additional letter of recommendation (faculty member, friend, former employer, student organization leader, etc.)

Links to Applications:

The deadline for applications is March 7th, 2014.

Please contact John Gipson, Student Program Specialist/Academic Advisor, at gipsonj@purdue.edu if you would like additional information about the HHS Success Mentors Program