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  • Starting off on the Right Paw

    Initial Conversation Starter

    This document is meant to be an exercise to ensure that both the mentee and mentor have clearly defined expectations and goals. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

    Guiding Mentoring Principles

    These guiding mentoring principles will help each mentee and mentor lay a solid foundation for their mentorship. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

  • For Mentees

    Mentoring Conversation Guide

    Use this guide to strategically prepare and plan your discussions with your UGA Mentor. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

    Questions to Ask Your Mentor

    Are you not quite sure of potential questions you can ask your UGA mentor? Don't worry; we got you covered. Use this resource as a guide to strategically plan for your mentoring interactions. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

    Developing SMART Goals Worksheet

    Articulating clear goals is critical to the success of a mentorship relationship. Use this resource to craft your SMART goals and to develop a goal-oriented mindset. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

    Knowing Your Skills Activity

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) developed a definition and identified competencies/career readiness skills associated with career readiness for the new college graduate. Discuss with your mentor how to enhance these competencies. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

  • For Mentors

    UGA Law Mentorship Program Resource Guide

    This guide will help you understand the programs and opportunities available to students at the School of Law and provide guidance for your mentoring relationship.

    UGA Law Resume Review Tips

    The UGA Law Career Development Office has provided these helpful tips to guide you as your review your student mentee's resume.

    Mentoring Monthly Topics & Discussion Starters

    Use this document to generate ideas and provide structure to your discussions with your mentee.

    NACE Mentoring Guide for Career Professionals

    A concise introduction to mentoring along with best practices.

    GROW Model of Coaching and Mentoring

    The GROW Model is a simple yet powerful framework for structuring your coaching or mentoring sessions. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

  • For Mentees and Mentors

    Mentoring Agreement

    Use this template to align your goals and expectations for your mentoring relationship.

    General Tips for Mentors & Mentees

    Some tips and guidelines to help you get the most out of your mentoring relationship.

    Closure Conversation Guide

    Use this guide to facilitate a closure conversation and celebrate the end of your successful mentorship. *This document was developed by the UGA Mentor Program (

  • Mentoring Articles

    8 Tips for an Amazing Mentorship

    Here are some pieces of advice on mentorship, with perspectives from successful tech professionals who have seen its benefits firsthand.

    7 Reasons You Need a Mentor for Entrepreneurial Success

    Seven reasons why having a mentor is essential for entrepreneurial success.

    Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person

    An Harvard Business Review article that provides analysis and advice on how to mentor the whole person, extending beyond career to include discussions about behavior, values, relationships, finances, etc. Mentoring the whole person takes more effort, more time, and more intentionality.

    The Importance of Mentorships in Higher Education

    Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher and Dr. Christopher B. Howard highlight the importance of mentorship in higher education.

    Demystifying Mentoring

    This Harvard Business Review article demystifies the concept of mentoring and provides three case studies.

    Mentoring: Learned, Not Taught

    Becoming a good mentor takes practice and reflection. Reflecting on the following areas as your mentoring relationships evolve may help you avoid some common mistakes and hasten your arrival at a mentoring style and philosophy that is your own.

    Mentoring Research Writers

    As a mentor you have a great opportunity to encourage your trainees to set high goals for their research writing and to help them achieve those goals. You should recognize, in fact, that you have a serious responsibility to motivate and to help researchers-in-training become excellent writers.