Below is a sample timeline we welcome our ELM Mentors refer to when formalizing goals and expectations for the year.
Complete the ELM Mentoring Agreement
Formalize expectations and goals
Discuss career fields
Get to know your mentee and share your F&ES experience
Provide mentee with resume feedback
Complete the ELM Mentoring Agreement and formalize expectations and goals
Share your F&ES experience
Consult on the mentee’s coursework and relevancy to future planning
Assist your mentee in developing a networking strategy for the school year
Discuss the timeframe of job postings for your career field
Review mentee’s extra-curricular activities
Help mentee cultivate sources for informational interviewing
Advise mentee on the art of creating a compelling professional story
Encourage mentee to review their network and strategize about connecting during winter break and early spring semester
Reflect on the mentee’s professional activity and fall semester outcomes
Review mentee’s final semester courses
Conduct a mock interview with your mentee and provide constructive feedback
Encourage your mentee to use spring break as a time to network and interview
Review with your mentee their job search correspondence – email, cover letter, thank you notes, etc.
Practice the art of salary negotiating
Discuss transition from student to employee
Help mentee plan a job search strategy and summer activity if still seeking
Discuss ways to stay connected!