Mentor Resources: Engaging Mentees

Some students are more ready to engage with a mentor than other students.

Keep in mind, most mentees in this program:

  • Are first or second year students
  • Are having at least some trouble getting engaged at UGA
  • May have never been in a mentoring relationship
  • Probably do not know how to effectively utilize a mentor
  • May be uncomfortable talking about themselves
  • Are likely to get caught up in the stress of school and forget about you

Also, be aware that some students may be working 20 or more hours and may have family or other issues impacting their time and attention.

Consider finding activities to do outside of your office to engage your student and help them to feel more comfortable around you. Engaging in out-of-office activities is a great way to both introduce students to resources on and off campus and to share your interests and passions with them.

Feel free to contact the Program Coordinator for suggestions about how to engage with your mentee.