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Roles and Responsibilites of Being a Mentee

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Be a Communicator

  1. I provide feedback, even if not requested, and seek feedback from my mentors
  2. I participate in the development of a constructive relationship with my mentors
  3. We develop and articulate a clear idea of where I would like to go with my career
  4. I am a good listener
  5. I communicate my ideas, goals, and concerns clearly and willingly
  6. I am not afraid to voice my opinion and take initiative to resolve misunderstandings

    Be Proactive

    1. I take the initiative in the relationship
    2. I assume responsibility for my own career and for identifying my career goals and objectives; I take appropriate action to advance my objectives
    3. Be insistent upon meeting with my mentor on a mutually agreeable regular basis

      Be Respectful

      1. I arrive promptly for all appointments
      2. I show interest in my mentor's personal and professional life in an effort to get to know them
      3. I do not betray confidences
      4. I follow through on commitments

        Be Realistic

        1. I formulate my expectations according to what my mentor is in a position to provide
        2. I realize that one person cannot necessarily be a mentor in all areas that I may require

          Be a Student

          1. I am open to new possibilities and experiences provided by my mentor
          2. I am not be overly sensitive to criticism; it is being offered to help me grow

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