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Starting off on the Right Paw
How can a mentor help me?
Use this resource to reflect on your needs, interests, and goals to determine how a mentor can assist you on your personal and professional journey.
Initial Conversation Guide
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
Developing SMART Goals
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
Knowing Your Skills
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
Building Your Personal Board of Directors
Each mentor that you have can make a difference in your life in a new way. From a coach, to a role model, to a challenger, to a cheerleader, each mentor will fill a new role or multiple roles throughout your journey. Use this document to help keep track of the different roles that each of your mentors plays in your story.
Grow Model Resource
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
Nace Mentoring Guide
A concise introduction to mentoring along with best practices.
Identifying Mentoring Motivation
These worksheets will help mentors determine their true motivation for pursuing a mentoring relationship and whether they are prepared to embark upon the relationship. Worksheets are adapted from 'The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships' by Lois J. Zachary (2012).
Mentoring Skills Inventory
This worksheet will help staff mentors prioritize the skills they need to learn to be an effective mentor by evaluating their comfort and passion for relevant skills.
Mentoring Skills Learning Plan
This worksheet can be used after you have completed the Mentoring Skills Inventory worksheet. This will help you create a learning plan based off of the top skills you identified from the Mentoring Skills Inventory.
For Mentees and Mentors
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 (mentor.uga.edu)
Exploring Majors & Careers
The UGA Mentor Program and Career Center are here to help you in your exploration to find a major and career path right for you. Use the resources found here to assist in your major and career discovery process, and discuss options and possibilities with your mentor!
Career Diversity & Inclusion Resources
The Career Center and UGA Mentor Program is committed to serving all students at UGA. We are excited to provide resources for any UGA student who values diversity and inclusion. These resources and events focus on topics including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, first-generation college students, ability, class, and other identity-based experiences.