LinkUP Mentees

To apply, please download the application and submit it to vaughn.calhoun@becker.edu for consideration.

Considerations

Mentees are business majors in good standing (minimum GPA 2.0) who seek to actively develop their professional network and career strategy. The mentee assumes the primary responsibility for driving the relationship. The mentee sets the structure, plans the meetings around mentor availability, and provides the LinkUP coordinator with timely updates as needed. We welcome students who wish to be mentored in teams of no more than two to apply together for a paired mentor.

Commitment

Mentees commit seven hours per semester to building the mentor-mentee relationship and their related career strategy. Mentees meet with mentors at least four times per month and face-to-face whenever possible. The mentee secures necessary virtual collaboration tools (based upon mentor preference) necessary for communication when face-to-face meetings are not possible. The mentee submits to the mentor coordinator a final report on mentee-mentor progress at the end of the semester.

Application Process and Onboarding

The mentee will submit an application with one letter of recommendation from a Becker faculty or staff member (coach, advisor, etc.). The mentee will attend training sessions as required.

DOs and DON’Ts

Mentee Dos

  1. Mentee assumes responsibility for driving the mentee-mentor relationship: setting the meetings, suggesting the agenda, and summarizing each meeting for the semester end report.
  2. Mentee communicates goals for the relationship to mentor for agreement of scope.
  3. Mentee sets aside time for the mentoring process, keeps all scheduled appointments with the mentor, and displays professional behavior.
  4. Mentee responds in a timely manner to mentor's communication and feedback. Mentee will respond to all emails from their mentor within 24 hours of receipt.
  5. Mentee is open and honest with the mentor about challenges and weaknesses, and embraces advice offered by the mentor to address challenges. 

Mentee DON’Ts

  • Do not ask for advice on everything; have a purpose for each request.
  • Do not blame the mentor if advice given does not work out.
  • Do not expect the mentor to know all the answers.
  • Do not ask the mentor for inappropriate connections, introductions, or referrals.
  • Do not cancel meetings/visits at the last minute.
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