UofSC Mentorship Hub Match
The Mentorship Hub Match program’s purpose is to provide students with support in the form of one-on-one guidance, advice, and insight from an alumni mentor who has been in their shoes.
- Role of the Mentee: Receive guidance and advice from a mentor to assist in career development, goals setting, and career-related decision making.
- Role of the Mentor: Provide insight and guidance for the mentee based on personal experience in career and academic pursuits.
Mentorship Hub Profile
Create your free UofSC Mentorship Hub account to serve as a mentor for recent graduates and current students. You can even find a mentor for yourself. With functionality similar to LinkedIn, this platform is just for Gamecocks.
Overview of the Program:
- What is Mentorship? Mentorship is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop his/her goals and skills through on-going, supportive one-on-one conversations and learning exercises.
- Our Mission: To assist students who are approaching graduation to make a successful and informed transition from university into the work world, preferably in their field of interest.
- Application Window:
- Mentors: September 1-15, 2022
- Mentees: September 16-27, 2022
- Mentee Favoriting Period: September 16 – 27, 2022
- Match Day: October 1, 2022
- Program Begins: October 1, 2022
- Program Ends: October 29, 2022
- Program Survey Sends to Mentors & Mentees: October 31, 2022
- Application Window:
Week 1 (October 1-8, 2022): Get to Know You
Week 2 (October 9-15, 2022): Transferable Skills – Student Involvement & Alumni Involvement
Week 3 (October 16-22, 2022): Career Path & Professional Development
Week 4 (October 23-29, 2022): Future Goals & Planning
What are the mentor & mentee roles?
A MENTEE’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To discuss their needs and expectations with their mentor and think about what they want out of the relationship prior to the meeting
- Put time into preparing to talk with their mentor
- Be receptive to suggestion and feedback
- Contact their mentor if they are unable to participate in scheduled meetings in a timely manner
- Realize that having a mentor is a privilege, understand the mentor is busy with their life as well and work hard to take advantage of the opportunity
- Maintain a professional demeanor at all times
A MENTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Recognize the apprehension mentees may have with working with a mentor, especially if this is their first time speaking with an alum
- Listen to the needs and expectations of your mentee
- Provide honest feedback and advice relating to their experiences to support the success of the mentee’s career development
- Work with the mentee to help him/her develop and establish realistic and obtainable goals
- Offer suggestions and feedback
- Be committed to serve as a resource to their mentee
- Follow up on commitments made to their mentee
EXPECTATIONS OF BOTH MENTOR AND MENTEE:
- Respect confidences and trust each other
- Discover common ground and respect each other’s differences
- Be yourself and be flexible
- Be a good listener