St. Mary’s Mentors is designed to provide new incoming staff a one-on-one connection with an established SMCM staff member to help acclimate them to their new workplace and assist them in making connections with the campus community. Any SMCM staff member (new or existing) can become a mentee, and any current staff member is eligible to apply to become a mentor.
After the mentee is matched to a mentor, the St. Mary’s Mentors program helps your professional relationship by providing an introductory lunch, campus resources and information, and help with any questions. Along the way, the program encourages the mentor to introduce the mentee to other staff members, staff services, and college procedures, and continue ongoing communication by phone, e-mail and casual meetings.
The mentor has a lot to offer a mentee –
- knowledge about people, places and procedures on campus
- places to go for more information, staff services, campus facilities,
- ways to solve problems and answer questions
- even new places to get lunch in the area
- they can be a guide to resources, confidant, friend, and SMCM partner
Become a Mentor
Being a mentor means that you are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience to help a new staff member get adjusted to their new position at SMCM. Once you apply to become a mentor and attend a training session, you will be matched with an incoming staff member, and your St. Mary’s Mentors relationship begins. Along the way, the St. Mary’s Mentors program will help you with any questions or concerns you might have – answers about campus policies, procedures and programs, support from other mentors, and resources to help you better guide your mentee to a fulfilling career at SMCM.
If you are interested in applying to become a mentor, or if you are interested in being a mentee, please complete an application and submit it to a member of the committee.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Mentor Committee, the Staff Senate President (Mary Grube), or your staff senator.
The SMCM Staff Senate Mentor Program Committee
- Alan Lutton (Chair)
- Angie Draheim
- Beth Byrd
- Mary Grube