Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

Objective:

    To foster educational and professional growth and to provide career guidance to students.

What are the Benefits:

  • Skills competency and assessment
  • Practical career guidance
  • Increase academic confidence
  • Valuable industry insights
  • Technical guidance

  • Expert advice on portfolio and professional work samples

Who are the Mentors:

    USV mentors are subject matter experts with extensive industry experience who give mentees career guidance by building trust, modeling positive behaviors and sharing real world experiences. A mentor is not a tutor, or academic advisor.

Who are the Mentees:

    Students, who are invited to participate in the program or students who make a request to join.

How the Program Works:

  • Mentees connect with their assigned mentors if they know.
  • Send an email to the committee (fsmpcommittee@usv.edu) if they don’t know their mentors.

  • Mentees stay in touch with their mentors regularly, connect with them proactively and follow the plan discussed

  • What mentees can expect from the discussions with the Mentor

      Find strengths and weaknesses
      Expand the professional network
      Review the portfolio and professional work samples
      Discuss professional interests and career plans
      Explore industry skills and trends relevant to the field of study
      Get help with the mock interviews and other soft skills

Expectations from mentee:

  • Be regular in your scheduled meetings
  • Communicate, be open, honest and understanding
  • Share your dreams and passions about future career
  • Establish a goal with your mentor and work towards them

For further questions regarding the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program for First Year Student at USV, contact: