Mentorship

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Virtual Mentoring Programs

We are seeking alumni for our upcoming student mentoring programs. Read below and sign up for one, or both. Questions? Email vestaj@udmercy.edu.

Oct. 19 - 23 These sessions are full

You predetermine the times you want to mentor. We are looking for alumni who can be available for at least one, but up to six, 30-minute time slots to mentor students and 2020 grads virtually via Zoom.

We will recruit students and 2020 grads from all disciplines to fill alumni time slots. Mentees will be looking for professional development, industry specifics, networking and other topics that will drive conversations.

Please have a brief bio ready as we will be sharing your bio during the sign-up process. Students will then choose which alumnus they would like to meet with at which time slot.

Oct. 26 - Nov. 6 

We’ll match you for 30-minute individual mentoring sessions with up to three students. You work with them directly to determine the best time to chat via conference line.

75 students will gain valuable insight and you will contribute to their developing networking and communication skills. The students participating in this program are earning class credit for their participation, and will be asked to provide a reflection on their experience. They will be provided with sample questions to help guide their conversations with you.

Before you sign-up, make sure you are a member of the Forever Titans platform, as all matches will be conducted through the platform.

Further mentoring options

Not available this fall? Or perhaps you would like to serve as a mentor at your own leisure. Simply join Forever Titans and get connected today.

Forever Titans Be a Mentor

Forever Titans Mission

To establish a casual communication platform that will allow our alumni and students to seek out meaningful professional relationships with each other that extend beyond campus.

Who Can Join?

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This platform is open to all alumni and students, no matter when you graduated or how far along you are in your careers.

Why participate?

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Forever Titans brings students just starting out together with those who have experiences to share for everyone's benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mentor information

We have plenty of recent graduates and students who could benefit from your advice and knowledge. Your tips could help make the difference for a fellow Titan.

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     How do I get started?

    1. When creating your profile, choose the "Mentor/offer advice" selection.
    2. If you already have an account and are unsure if you selected that box, open your profile, scroll to the "How Can You Help?" section and choose selection.
    3. You are now searchable as a mentor. If you don't want to wait for students or graduates to solicit your help, you may also search the directory for those who are seeking help.
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    How long is the commitment?

    The length of your commitment can be determined by you and your mentee(s). You are encouraged to continue mentoring as long as you are willing and able. If at any time you become too busy or need to end your commitment, please be courteous to your mentee(s) and let them know so there aren't any misunderstandings in communication.
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    How many people can I mentor at one time?

     We encourage you to mentor as many fellow Titans as you are able to, given they are a good fit. We welcome you to seek out students to mentor or just make yourself available to potential Titans reaching out to you. Please just ensure the “Mentor/offer advice” selection is chosen on your page, so they know it is okay to reach out to you.

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    What if I only want to mentor one person, but I keep getting more requests?

     You will want to unselect the “Mentor/offer advice” selection in your profile to signal you are no longer available.

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    Can I participate from anywhere or do I need to be local?

    You do not have to live in Michigan to participate. You can mentor by connecting with your mentee via a conference line, protected phone call generated in the platform or simply emailing utilizing the platform's messaging capabilities. Both options ensure you are protected.

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    What if I don’t receive any requests for mentorship or advice?

    We encourage you to complete your profile by including all relevant professional, academic and volunteer experience. This information will provide students with the best information to solicit your guidance. Alumni Relations also offers many opportunities to volunteer your time and expertise. Call 313-993-1540 and we can match you up with opportunities.

Mentee Information

We have a robust network of alumni willing to share their wisdom and provide guidance. Let them help you prepare for the road ahead!

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    How do I get started?

    1. When creating your profile, select the "Find a mentor or advice" box. If you already have a profile, open it and ensure this is selected in the "Current Goals" section.
    2. Search the "Directory" tab, and make sure to refine your search to include only those who are willing to "Mentor/offer advice."
    3. Open their profile, click the "Send a message" button and follow prompts to initiate a conversation.
    4. Please indicate your interest in pursuing a mentoring relationship.
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    How long is the commitment?

    The length of your commitment can be determined by you and your mentor(s). You are encouraged to seek mentorship as long as you find it benefits you and your mentor(s). If you desire to end your commitment at any time, please be courteous to your mentor(s) and let them know so there aren’t any misunderstandings in communication.

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    How many mentors can I have at one time?

    You are welcome to pursue as many mentors as you may need. You might find there are several alumni who can mentor you on differing subject matter. The most important thing is you are getting the guidance you need, no matter how many people it takes to help you along the way.

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    I have reached out to a potential mentor, but did not hear back. What do I do next?

    We ask that you give your potential mentor enough time to respond, typically 2-3 days. Keep in mind it is likely they are busy with their professions and personal lives, so please be considerate of their time. If you do not receive a response within a week, you may send a follow-up message asking them if they received your request for guidance or mentorship. If at this point you do not hear back, please do not continue to follow up.

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    Can I participate from anywhere or do I need to be local?

    You do not have to live in Michigan to participate. You can connect with fellow Titans via a conference line protected phone call generated in the platform or simply emailing utilizing the platforms messaging capabilities. Both options ensure you are protected.