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Student Mentoring

We at ISMS believe that “Mentoring is a collaborative learning relationship between our students who share mutual responsibility and accountability for helping the mentee work toward the fulfillment of clear and mutually defined learning goals. Mentoring is used to assist individuals at specific stages of development or transition and lasts for a sustained but defined period of time. The mentoring relationship provides a developmental opportunity for both parties and can thus be of mutual benefit.)

Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information, and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. We all have a need for insight that is outside of our normal life and educational experience. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of- a- kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement, and problem solving. The personalized nature of mentoring means you can decide to learn about the topics and issues of most relevance to you.

How Mentoring Supports Individual Development @ ISMS

The intent of mentoring is to support individual development through both career and personal functions in the following ways:

Career Functions Personal Functions
Sponsorship Mentor opens doors that would otherwise be closed. Role modeling Mentor demonstrates the behaviors, attitudes, and values that lead to success in the field.
Coaching Mentor teaches and provides feedback Counseling Mentor helps mentee deal with difficult professional dilemmas.
Protection Mentor supports the mentee and/or acts as a buffer. Acceptance and confirmation Mentor supports the mentee and shows respect.
Challenge Mentor encourages new ways of thinking and acting and pushes the mentee to stretch. Friendship Mentor demonstrates personal caring that goes beyond business requirements.