The mission of the Collin Mentor Program is to provide a personal connection between a Collin student and a staff or faculty member. Each mentor/mentee pairing seeks to create a comfortable environment where self-awareness, academic exploration and open communication are encouraged. The Collin Mentor Program is based on proven research that students who feel supported and connected to their institution of higher education are more likely to graduate.
How does the Mentor Program work?
We understand that being a student can be a tough job! Not only are you adjusting to a new environment, a new schedule and new people, but you are also striving for success. The Mentor Program is designed to foster a support network for students through positive relationships with a professional faculty or staff member.
What is expected of a Mentee?
A Collin Mentee has to be committed to making the experience successful and valuable. Mentees must take the initiative to attend meetings and communicate regularly with their mentor. Mentees should also identify their expectations and goals for their participation in the program. Students who participate in the program may be eligible for a scholarship opportunity.
What is expected of a Mentor?
A Collin Mentor is a faculty or staff member who is passionate about student success.
A mentor commits to holding three, one-on-one meetings with a mentee per semester.
Each mentor will receive six modules to help guide the mentoring sessions. The mentor
can utilize these resources or develop his/her own process. Mentoring sessions can
focus on a variety of topics including: personal and professional development, goal
setting, leadership styles, academic success, Collin Resources and mutual interests.
How do I apply?
Interested students and faculty/staff members fill out an application at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Once all applications are received, Mentor/Mentee pairings are established based on common interests, main campus and areas of experience. Applications for the 2015-2016 Academic year are available below. Application deadlines are Friday, September 11, 2015.
For more information, please contact the Coordinator of Programs for New Students at 972.516.5047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.