Tips for Mentees
- Visit the MDE orientation: http://sites.google.com/site/mdeorientation.
- Join the MDE Student Lounge. You will need to be approved to join this group so don't put it off.
- Visit the MDE Hub- bookmark it and visit often for updates
Ask questions! Ask your mentor about time management issues, how to balance course work and life outside of class, discuss various web apps and other questions
Remember the only “dumb” question is the one you didn’t ask. If your mentor doesn’t know the answer they likely know someone who can answer you
Strive for independence. Certainly your mentor is there to help you adjust and to share coping strategies for surviving and thriving in grad school. Your mentor is not there to hold your hand through every bump.
Expect to communicate with your mentor once or twice a week by email. Other methods of communication are at the mentor’s discretion. More frequent communication is also at the mentor’s discretion. Please remember mentors have other commitments and participate in the peer-mentoring program as volunteers.
Remember: Your mentor is not a tutor. If you have questions about course assignments and materials those should be addressed to your faculty, teaching assistant or writing coach as appropriate.