Would you like to share your experiences abroad? Strengthen your leadership skills? Then become a mentor!
The VIH Mentoring Program provides awardees entering the VIH Program with peer support as they prepare for experiential learning in terms of their international experiences and their CEEs. In addition, the Mentoring Program offers VIH alumna the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills by mentoring a member of the incoming cohort. Participating students complete nine one hour sessions that prepare the mentees for the spring retreat as well as for their international experience. Mentors review the Mentor’s PPT in preparation for the meeting with the mentee. Each Mentor’s PPT is comprised of three slides: learning objectives, facilitation tips, and take-aways. Together the mentors and mentee review the Mentoring Session PPT as well as any supplemental materials.
Mentoring has the potential for benefits on so many levels for all parties involved provided that clear cut expectations are established and there is open communication.