Mentorship has proven to be a valuable support for new students transitioning into college life, but it is also a meaningful experience for student mentors as well.
This is because mentorship is not a one-sided relationship. Mentorship is meant to be reciprocal and both the student and the mentor should enter the relationship with an expectation they will learn from the experience.
Each participant is encouraged to step up to their full potential and as a result, will develop important transferable skills that will help them beyond the mentoring experience.
10 Benefits of being a Mentor
- Enhance your communication and interpersonal skills
- Increase your confidence
- Develop your leadership qualities
- Work on personal goals through inspired self-reflection
- Give back through a meaningful volunteer opportunity
- Advocate for others
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
- Gain recognition for your skills and experience
- Expand your network and increase your circle of friends
- Add a valuable learning experience to your resume!