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Student Playbook

Things to consider when looking for mentors

We are so excited that you are taking the next step to grow yourself professionally and personally!

 

How do I find a mentor?

Through GU4U it's as easy as just a few steps.

  1. Sign up for GU4U through the student sign-up sheet or email us at GU4U@sting.graceland.edu

  2. Someone from the committee will contact you for followup and what you are looking for.

  3. You have to make sure to reach out to the provided mentor contacts.

What do I talk to a mentor about?

Here's a list of 10 conversations you could have with a mentor.  The possibilities are truly endless.

  1. Career path advice.

  2. Expressing concerns, challenges, or excitement as you approach graduation.

  3. How to network and find other contacts.

  4. Job searching, shadowing, or internships.

  5. How to prepare for an interview.

  6. Advice on filling out a job application.

  7. Advice on creating or updating a resume.

  8. How to communicate professionally in the real world.

  9. Evaluating job opportunities and listings online.

  10. General college advice to set you up for continued succes.

Remember

Your mentor is not responsible for your future. They are a RESOURCE you can use for information, advice and networking. But ultimately you have to be the one to do the work. Of course, they will always be there to encourage you.