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.