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Mentoring at NIU

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What is a Mentor?

A mentor is a guide, friend, and resource who shares his or her experiences and time to help pave the way for you to succeed at NIU and beyond.

Mentors play several roles, including:

  • Motivator - Express belief and confidence in the mentee’s abilities and encourage the mentee to try new things.
  • Resource - Teach and advise the mentee about making professional contacts and introduce the mentee to new people, places or ideas.
  • Supporter - Encourage open and honest dialogue. Listen and respond to the needs of the mentee.
  • Coach - Help the mentee develop, and work to achieve, realistic and meaningful goals.

 
 
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