Roles of a Student Mentor:
Mentors share their knowledge, experiences, and wisdom.
Mentors provide valuable opportunities by facilitating academic, career, and personal contacts.
Mentors stimulate curiosity and build confidence by presenting new ideas, opportunities, and challenges.
Mentors encourage growth and achievement by providing an open and supportive environment.
Mentors help students discover talents and interests and define and attain their goals.
Mentors guide students in reaching academic, career, and personal goals.
By sharing stories of achievement with students, mentors can become role models.
Student Mentors will help students in service-learning by:
1. Course specific learning in a community setting
2. Awareness of the need to promote social justice
3. Sensitivity to issues of culture and diversity
4. Ability to identify community needs and resources
5. Awareness of social responsibility and active citizenship
Characteristics Student Mentors will need to have:
- Good communication skills (especially public speaking and facilitation skills).
- Ability to meet deadlines and manage paperwork.
- Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and community