Mentoring Program

PACADA Professional Mentoring Program 2018

You do NOT have to work in academic advising, nor do you have to be a member of PACADA to be a Mentee!

We welcome ANY colleague from across campus who believes they would benefit from developing a mentor relationship through PACADA! Mentors are expected to be PACADA members. Want to join PACADA? Check out our membership page!

Applications are now open for the 2018 program and will remain open through December 17th, 2017! Mentor/Mentee pairs will be announced in early January.

Mentees can apply for the 2018 program here.

Mentors can apply for the 2018 program here.

Unsure about joining the program? Unsure if you should apply as a mentor or a mentee? Want to meet current program participants?Join us at the PACADA Professional Mentoring Program Gathering & Interest Session on December 7th from 8:30 am-10:00 am on the third floor of Rawls Hall! A brief presentation will begin at 9:00 am, refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions please email Taylor Weast at tweast@purdue.edu, Sanjana Dey at dey9@purdue.edu, or Jessica Knerr at knerrj@purdue.edu.

Goals of the Mentoring Program:

  • Support and encourage the professional development and leadership potential of Mentor/Mentees.
  • Assist new advisors in their transition to the Advising/Purdue community.
  • Create a more valued community for members and peers in order to increase satisfaction, morale, and retention.
  • Facilitate partnerships between advisors/departments.
  • Develop a diverse professional network.

Expectations for the Mentor/Mentee Relationship:

  • Connection: The Mentor/Mentee relationship is based on mutual respect and adherence to the rule of confidentiality.
  • Open Lines of Communication: Discuss each of your goals and expectations for this relationship. You have the freedom to define the relationship.
  • Facilitator of Learning– Mentors will relay community, career and campus resources to the Mentee and provide feedback/advice based on their own experiences.
  • Meetings: Mentors/Mentees are expected to keep regular and frequent contacts, a minimum of one meeting/social gathering per month.
  • Mentors are NOT Expected To: Be a problem solver, counselor, or to evaluate a Mentee’s work; rather, a mentor provides guidance and helps a Mentee find resources around campus that will help them grow as a professional.
  • Mentees are Encouraged To: share their plans with the Mentor, ask for advice, and reflect on the Mentor’s observations.

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