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Mentoring

Becoming a Tulane Mentor is easy! All that is required is a desire to help and a willingness to share basic career information. Most discussions can take place through email and telephone correspondence. In addition, the Tulane Career Center is available to consult with you on the roles and responsibilities of a mentor or answer any questions you might have. Mentoring is a simple but rewarding way to give back to the Tulane Community!

Click here to become a Tulane Mentor.


Support

  • Am I permitting my child the freedom to explore new ideas and have new experiences?
  • Do I encourage my child's investigation of new ideas, experiences, and careers without being too assertive?
  • Am I open-minded about ideas and values that are different from my own?
  • Do I truly listen to my child when he/she talks to me?
  • Am I helpful and encouraging when my child makes a poor choice or experiences failure?

Information

  • Do I share honestly and without reservation about my work experiences, including both positive and negative experiences?
  • Do I freely share my career history, including the ups and downs?
  • Do I share what I know about a variety of careers with my child?
  • Do I encourage my child to investigate different occupations and make resources available to assist in that process?
  • Am I willing to take part in the collection of career information if asked to do so by my child?

Personal

  • Do I help my child look at his/her strengths and interests and help explain career options that relate to these?
  • Do I make it a point to say a kind word to my child about his/her strengths and accomplishments?
  • Do I assist my child in recognizing careers that he/she would excel at?
  • Do I encourage my child to take part in career assessments and interest inventories offered at the university or online?

Networking

  • Do I refer my child to colleagues, friends, and relatives who have comparable career interests?
  • Do I actively assist my child in the search for part-time/summer/volunteer work or internships that will help him/her discover a prospective career path?
  • Would I be willing to let my child use my personal or professional contacts to find employment after graduation?
  • Do I maintain a high awareness for any information that might help my child in his/her search for career information?

Motivation

  • Am I encouraging when it comes to activities that encourage career development?
  • Do I reinforce and encourage the choices my child makes, even though they might be different from the choices I would make?
  • Do I support my child in setting realistic goals without insisting that my expectations be met?
  • Do I ask questions that will inspire my child in his/her career exploration?


 

Tulane University Career Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5107 csc@tulane.edu