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Leon Hess Business School

About the Leon Hess Business School Mentoring Program

Goal

To help prepare students for life after Monmouth through mentoring activities.

Objectives

  • Guide and assist students in the interview process and resume development
  • Increase awareness of opportunities that benefit students professionally
  • Help students develop their interpersonal, leadership, communication and team building skills
  • Promote self-confidence as embodied in the mentor/mentee professional relationship
  • Learn how to transform knowledge and skills from the classroom to the business world
  • Engage students socially and professionally

Activities

  • Mandatory information session (mentees)
  • Engagement activities include: resume development; interviewing processes; shadowing; career planning; and networking
  • Mentoring through phone conversation, email, Skype, LinkedIn or face-to-face
  • Mentor/mentee monthly on-campus meeting
  • Reception to formally recognize the mentors for their effort and involvement

Expected Outcomes

  • Gain competencies in the following areas: resume/cover letter development and mastery of interview skills
  • Improve self-confidence in social and business environments
  • Enhance access to career opportunities
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Establish competitive advantage in the business world
  • Enhance students’ job preparedness in the professional job market

Mentors

  • Critically determine that you have the commitment to follow through the mentoring process.
  • Encourage your mentee to communicate openly. Open communications usually lead to creating a relaxed relationship between mentee and mentor. Such encouragement will later build the trust that is needed to promote effective mentoring activities.
  • Evaluate student progress using the assessment tool provided by the SEEMA coordinator.

Mentees

  • Your mentor will be sharing known opportunities that are relevant to your career. Learn to listen and ask questions.
  • Share with your mentor your goals and objectives for your career. Be ready to ask advice on your goals.
  • Ask for feedback
  • Communicate and respond promptly
  • Be on time with commitments or meetings
  • Be courteous. Respect your mentor.
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