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College of Human Ecology

College of
Human Ecology

Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1401

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Mentor Connection

Archive: February 2015

The spring semester is underway at K-State, and your students are busy studying and braving the winter cold as they go to classes! This month I wanted to review some general strategies for success that you can utilize when working with your mentee. Do you and your mentee have at least a monthly conversation, either in person or by phone? Do you feel that the conversations are meaningful and working toward the goals you had established for the mentoring relationship?

Here are some strategies to consider when working with your mentee:

  • Keep in regular contact with your mentee.
  • Ask your mentee if they feel like they are learning and if the relationship is working.
  • Provide honest feedback or suggestions to your mentee.
  • Help your mentee to develop learning goals and ask them about their progress toward their goals often.
  • Encourage your mentee to seek out other sources for information. If appropriate, connect them to others you know in your professional network.

The College of Human Ecology will host a Professional Development Day for students on February 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Encourage your student to attend and ask them about their experience.

We look forward to seeing many of you on February 20 at 6 p.m. for the Mentor Appreciation Reception in Justin Hall. Thank you for all you do in support of K-State College of Human Ecology students!


Pamela Erickson, Director

Upcoming Events

February 20: Mentor Appreciation Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall

February 21: College of Human Ecology Professional Development Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

February 25: Business and Hospitality Career Fair