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Mentorship Program

The Willamette MBA mentorship program pairs MBA students with successful professionals in business, government and
not-for-profit careers, offering a unique opportunity for guidance, coaching and relationship building. Mentors assist
students by providing critical perspective and coaching as mentees focus on career interests, develop resumes of
experience and create networks of professional contacts.
Students in Willamette's MBA program represent a diverse, global community. Our curriculum integrates business,
government and non-profit management in a highly experiential environment. Mentees may be in their first or second year
of the MBA program, international or domestic, and represent all spectrums of career tracks - early career, career change
or career advancement.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD MENTOR?


Many people feel that being a mentor requires special skills, but mentors are simply
people who have the qualities of good role models.
Mentors listen.

They maintain eye contact and give mentees their full


attention.

Mentors guide.

Mentors are there to help their mentees find life


direction, never to push them.

Mentors are practical.

They give insights about keeping on task and setting


goals and priorities.

Mentors educate.

Mentors educate about life and their own careers.

Mentors provide insight.

Mentors use their personal experience to help their


mentees avoid mistakes and learn from good
decisions.

Mentors are accessible.

Mentors are available as a resource and a sounding


board.

Mentors criticize constructively.

When necessary, mentors point out areas that need


improvement, always focusing on the mentees
behavior, never his/her character.

Mentors are supportive.

No matter how painful the mentees experience,


mentors continue to encourage them to learn and
improve.

Mentors are specific.

Mentors give specific advice on what was done well or


could be corrected, what was achieved and the
benefits of various actions.

Mentors care.

Mentors care about their mentees progress in school and


career planning, as well as their personal development.

Mentors succeed.

Mentors not only are successful themselves, but they


also foster success in others.

Mentors are admirable.

Mentors are usually well respected in their


organizations and in the community.

A good mentor or coach is someone who: 1. Leads by example. 2. Has seasoned experience in
your field and willling to share skills, knowledge and expertise. 3. Has integrity. 4. Shares similar
values. 5. Gives advice based on experience. 6. Listens. 7. Has good contacts (a network). 8.
Helps you learn what they didnt teach in school or the practical aspects of your career . 9.
Helps you navigate the politics and bureaucracy. 10. Desires to help others succeed. 11. Has
positive experience. 12. Has a good reputation for developing others. 13. Has time and energy to
devote to mentoring. 14. Has up-to-date knowledge. 15. Has a learning attitude. 16. Has
demonstrated effective managerial/mentoring skills. 17. Creates opportunities and opens doors.
18. Knows your strengths and abilities. 19. Wants you to succeed. 20. Wants you to be
independent. 21. Is a continuous learner. 22. Communicates hope and optimism. 23. Provides
guidance and constructive feedback. 24. Is respected by colleagues and employees in the
organization and the professional community . 25. Sets and meets ongoing professional goals.
26. Values the opinions and initiative of others. 27. Motivates others by setting a good example.

Mentee Feedback Form


Please take some time to reflect on your experiences with your mentor. This will allow us to build on the
programs strengths and mend its weaknesses. It will also ensure that the programs commitment to a high
quality of mentoring is fulfilled.
About your mentor
1. Approximately how many times did you meet with your mentor this semester?

2. Approximately how many hours (total) did you spend with your mentor this semester?

3. What type of mentoring were you seeking when you entered the program (i.e. academic, career, general,
personal)?
4. On a scale of 1-5 (1= did not meet my expectations, 5= exceeded my expectations), how would you rate
the overall quality
5. What do you think your mentors greatest strengths were as a mentor?

6. In what ways, if any, did your mentor not meet your expectations (as discussed in your first meeting)?

7. If you have any additional notes about your mentor, please feel free to include them here:

About the Program


8. If you could change one thing about the program what would it be?

9. The most effective aspect of the program was:

10. Any additional comments:

Submit

"Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.

MENTOR signifies:
M = Motivator
E = Empowers
N = Nurture
T = Teacher
O = Originator
R = Role model
How you coach them is how they're going to play.
Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow,
flourish, and be fruitful.
Mentee Session Feedback Form

To be completed by mentee
Mentees Name: _______________________________
_______________________________
Mentors Name: _______________________________
__________________

Date:
Date of next session:

Instructions: Please respond to the following statements using the scale provided below. Any
additional qualitative comments can be provided at the end of the form. Please provide concrete
examples to support your answers to these questions.
My mentor runs effective sessions, beginning the sessions on time and setting and adhering to
an agenda.
Never

Always
1

My mentor provides appropriate feedback in a constructive manner


Never

Always
1

My mentor is aware of available development offerings and can identity valuable opportunities to
improve my competency
Never

Always
1

Overall satisfaction with session


Effective
Ineffective
1

Additional Comments:

Is there any assistance you need from the Career Counsellor/ Mentorship Program Coordinator?

Mentor Evaluation Form


(Completed by the Mentee)
Please provide information and insight regarding the Office of Student Services Mentorship Program by
indicating a rating value for the following questions related to the past semesters activities and the nature
of the mentoring process.

Mentors Name:

Date:

Mentees Name:

Major:

Semester:
Describe the outcome of the goals established in the mentorship plan.

Questions

Strongly

Disagree

Agree

Strongly

Disagree

Agree5

1
1
2
3
4

My mentor was accessible and available


My mentor communicated regularly with me
My mentor assisted me with my career queries
My mentor assisted me with improving my course work

performance
My mentor assisted me with my understanding of the

academic routes to achieve my current career goals


My mentor demonstrated a reasonable interest/concern

towards me
My mentors behaviour and attitude generally is an example

of professionalism
I learned at least one important lesson about university life

or life in general from my mentor


I learned at least one important lesson about my career or

professionalism from my mentor.


10 I recommend my mentor for future professional or personal
development activities.
11 Overall, my mentor was an asset and a benefit to me.
12 I anticipate an extended future relationship with my mentee.
Mentee Signature: ________________________________________
__________________________

Date:

Mentor Session Feedback Form (online)

To be completed by mentor
Mentees Name: _______________________________
_______________________________
Mentors Name: _______________________________
__________________

Date:
Date of next session:

Instructions: Please respond to the following statements using the scale provided below. Any
additional qualitative comments can be provided at the end of the form. Please provide concrete
examples to support your answers to these questions.
My mentee effectively uses time to ensure developmental goals are met.
Never

Always
1

My mentee arrives at meetings on time and is prepared to brief me on recent progress and
achievements
Never

Always
1

My mentee lets me know if goals are unrealistic or action plan needs revision
Never

Always
1

Overall satisfaction with session


Effective
Ineffective
1

Additional Comments:

Is there any assistance you need from the Career Counsellor/ Mentorship Program Coordinator?

Mentor Evaluation Form (online)

Mentee Evaluation Form


(Completed by the Mentor)
Please provide information and insight regarding the Office of Student Services Mentorship Program by
indicating a rating value for the following questions related to the past semesters activities and the nature
of the mentoring process.

Mentors Name:

Date:

Mentees Name:

Major:

Semester:
Describe the outcome of the goals established in the mentorship plan.

Questions

Strongly
Disagree
1

Disagree
2

Agree
4

Strongly
Agree5

My mentee respected my time and professional


responsibilities.
2
My mentee made use of feedback provided throughout the
mentoring relationship
3 My mentee was accessible and available.
4 My mentee communicated regularly with me.
5 My mentee was concerned about academic problems and
worked to remove these deficiencies.
6 My mentee contacted me to assist with improving their
course work performance.
7 My mentee demonstrated a reasonable interest/concern
towards me in my quest to offer assistance.
8 My mentees behaviour and attitude was generally
professional and courteous.
9 My mentee learned at least one important lesson about their
professional interest, or life in general from me.
10 I recommend my mentee for further professional or personal
development activities.
11 Overall, my mentee participated in most mentoring
activities.
12 I anticipate an extended future relationship with my mentee.
Mentor Signature: ________________________________________
__________________________

Date: