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Mentor Match

Alumni Society

Five Steps to Success

You've attended Mentor Match. Now what? Here are six steps which will help you get the most out of your mentoring relationship.

1. Contact

You will be notified of your match about a week after Mentor Match. Look for an email from Karson Terry (kgterry@mailbox.sc.edu). We will provide you with the contact information of your mentor or mentee. Though a year sounds like a long time, it will fly by! Don’t lose time by not contacting your match right away.

2. Meet

Schedule a face-to-face meeting within the next week if your mentor is local. Lunch or coffee would be good, or you can set up a meeting at your mentor’s office. This initial phone call or meeting will give you time to get to know each other and determine how you can help each other. 

3. Exchange

Exchange resumes/biographies. Students, send your mentor your career goals. This is crucial for you to get the most out of the relationship. Students, if you don’t have a resume, ask your mentor to help you write one. If you already have one, ask for their input on improving it. Your mentor is a great resource; use them!

4. Track Your Progress

Throughout the year, you and your mentor will receive suggestions for different conversations or activities that you can do together. See the reverse of this sheet for suggested activities. Keep track of the ones that you complete together, as we will ask you to share your experiences periodically.

5. Feedback

Let us know how things are going. We want to hear about what’s working and what isn’t. This will help us to correct any issues or concerns as we move forward with this event each year. Your feedback is invaluable.

 


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