Weekly Meetings

  • The mentor and mentee pair/group should meet, together, once a week over breakfast/lunch/dinner/.   
  • If you miss a week, you miss a week. You should NOT meet twice or make up for the meeting. Try to consolidate the previous week’s discussion topics when you meet the next week.
  • At the end of each week, you will receive an email with request for feedback about the week before. Please respond to the emails at your earliest convenience.

Meal Card/Boiler Express Card Usage

  • The mentor and mentee should use the boiler express card together. If either the mentee or the mentor does not show up, please cancel the meeting and do NOT use the card by yourself.
  • You will have $12/person to spend per meal/meeting, preferable at the dining courts. You may also choose to meet at any of the other retail locations (coffee shops/PMU restaurants) that take the boiler express card.  If you choose to use the meal card at a location other than the dinning courts,
    • You are expected to use up the entire $12 in one sitting (one meeting).  If you do not spend the entire $12, do not have multiple meetings and/or use the card multiple times.
    • If you spend more than $12, you will personally have to pay for the difference and the graduate school will NOT provide any reimbursements.
  • The boiler express card is to be used by the mentor and mentee only. Do not pay for anyone else such as lab mate or common friend using the boiler express card.
  • Please note that the eMentoring team will be monitoring the use of the boiler express card and will contact you if any discrepancies are detected.

Monthly Dinners

There will be three (3) monthly dinners – an orientation dinner and two monthly dinners that you will be expected to attend. You will receive emails requesting you to RSVP for the dinners.

Orientation Dinner:

The orientation dinner is very important. This is where the mentors and mentees get to meet for the first time and introduce themselves. In addition to the introduction, the goals and expectations for the eMentoring program will be discussed. The eMentoring team will be there to answer any questions you may have about the program. More importantly, mentors and mentee will be required to sign a paper consent form in order to continue participating in the eMentoring program. Without the signed consent form, one cannot participate in the eMentoring program.

Communicating with the eMentoring Team

Please notify the eMentoring team at ementoring@purdue.edu  promptly if there are any issues or for any other program related matters.  

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