Are you interested in finding a mentor? Intrigued by the possible benefits of a mentor-mentee relationship? Whether you’re seeking informal mentorship or more formal advising, we have a variety of easy and effective tips for identifying individuals who can provide the mentoring you need.
Informal relationships can often transition into more formal mentoring experiences; even if they don’t start that way, they can still hold a lot of value. Some places to start:
- Orientation Team Leaders
- Residential Life staff
- Commuter/Transfer Assistants
- Teaching Assistants
- Organization members: from social, service, academic, major/field specific, cultural, special interest, sports and recreation, residential groups
- Academic advisors
- Organization advisors
- Academic Success Coaching
These are the types of mentor-mentee relationships that involve regular meetings, personal goals, and mutual expectations.
- Student Affairs Staff: Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Dean of Students, Career Services, Housing and Residential Life
- Faculty members
- Professionals from a field of interest
- Community members
- Scholarship or success programs with mentoring component—including SSEED and ExSEL
- Greek organizations
- Most fraternities and sororities pair new members with established members; typically referred to as Big/Little (Brother/Sister)
- MyMichiganTech online community
Alumni Relations provides opportunities for current students to establish mentoring relationships with Michigan Tech Alumni. More information is available at Alumni-Student Networking.