Mentors

The Role of a Mentor

Mentors provide direction, guidance, and support to a minimum of two mentees in the same college (and in the same academic unit, if possible).

Mentors work collaboratively and respectfully with mentors, mentees, HHS faculty and staff.

Mentors are positive representatives of HHS and Purdue.

Mentors initiate contact with mentees before the start of the fall semester and actively develop and maintain connections with mentees throughout the academic year.

Mentors commit to their position for the duration of spring training and through the entirety of the following academic year. Mentors commit approximately 10 hours a month, including attendance at monthly mentor meetings, biweekly mentor/mentee activities, and biweekly one-on-one mentoring.

Mentors track mentoring relationships through biweekly written reflections.

Eligibility

Mentors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors in HHS. Mentors maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and good standing in the university.

The Role of the Mentor Core Leadership Team

The Core Leadership Team is a group of experienced Mentors that provides guidance and support to Mentors and Mentees.

The Core Leadership Team:

  • leads team discussions/activities at monthly mentor meetings.
  • responds to questions and concerns from Mentors on their team.
  • helps plan, coordinate, and lead weekly mentor/mentee activities.
  • assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of Mentors.

Teams consists of 6-8 Mentors and one Core Leadership Team Mentor.

Core Leadership Team Mentors meet all expectations and fulfill all responsibilities of Mentors. Core Leadership Team Mentors have a minimum of one mentee.

Core Leadership Team Mentors commit to their position for three semesters, beginning in January and continuing through the following school year. Core Leadership Team Mentors commit approximately 10 hours a month, including attendance at monthly mentor meetings, biweekly mentor/mentee activities, biweekly one-on-one mentoring, and biweekly Core Leadership Team meetings. 

Eligibility

Core Leadership Team Mentors are juniors and seniors in HHS who have at least one year of experience as an HHS Mentor. Core Leadership Team Mentors maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and good standing in the university.

Mentor Application Process

Apply online by Monday, February 5, 2018. A complete application includes the online application, a current resume, and letter(s) of recommendation.

  • First-time Mentor Applicants: Submit a minimum of one recommendation letter from a faculty or staff member speaking to your potential as a peer mentor.
  • Returning Mentor Applicants: Submit one letter of recommendation from one of your mentees addressing your mentoring skills.

Applicants may be asked to interview between February 12 and February 23, 2018.

Mentor Applicants will be notified of their status by March 9, 2018.

To be considered for Core Leadership Team, Returning Mentor Applicants must submit the Mentor application by Monday, November 20, 2017. Submit two letters of recommendation: one letter of recommendation from one of your mentees addressing your mentoring skills and one letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to your leadership abilities and potential. CLT applicants may be asked to interview the week of November 27, 2017.

Core Leadership Team applicants will be notified of their status by the end of the fall semester. The Core Leadership Team will begin meeting in January 2018.

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

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