Benefits of Mentoring

Below are just a few of the many benefits to becoming a Mentor! • Satisfaction of helping a student reach her academic and professional goals “I have been able to watch and actively help a student succeed in my field – it’s such a wonderful feeling to help another person achieve their goals!” • Improve leadership and management skills “Becoming a mentor has helped me learn how to oversee and guide others, skills that are essential as a leader.” • An expanded network of professional colleagues “By helping others I’ve also created a network of allies I can rely upon when I need help.” • Giving back to the community “In the past I received wonderful lessons from a mentor. Now it is my chance to reciprocate by sharing my knowledge with others.” • Increased self-esteem, self-confidence and affirmation of professional competence “Being a mentor has helped me review and reflect on what I’ve learned in the past and what I’ve accomplished in life.” .