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Once you register to be a mentor, your details will be retained on Deakin's mentoring database and be available to prospective mentees to search (excluding your name and contact details) and apply online to you for mentoring.
Once a potential mentee applies for you to become their mentor, you will then receive an email that will include the details of that prospective mentee for your consideration and acceptance or rejection. This acceptance or rejection must be given by you online within 8 days.
Upon accepting a mentee application our system will then release to the mentee your preferred contact details and you are then both expected to contact each other to commence your mentoring relationship.
To be a mentor you are required to have:
As a mentor you are expected to foster the career development of a mentee in a professional, constructive and proactive way and pass on your work and life experiences to them.
You are expected to liaise regularly with your mentee and give them:
This is totally at your discretion having regard to your work and other commitments.
As a guide it is expected that in order for both of you to get the most out of a mentoring relationship, you should have contact with your mentee for at least one hour every two weeks.
No - the program is voluntary and strictly not-for-payment
No - this is at your discretion.
As a mentor you have the option of mentoring a current Deakin Alumni member, student or staff member for a maximum period of 4 months at a time.
You can mentor one mentee at a time.
At first instance you should communicate any problems you are experiencing within the mentoring relationship to your mentee, in a professional and sensitive manner in an attempt to overcome any problems you are experiencing.
Failing this you should contact the Deakin Central Alumni Office for assistance.
To cease being a mentor or being considered to be a mentor you can deregister via the Alumni mentoring edit details web site or alternatively contact the Deakin Central Alumni Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can always rejoin the mentoring database at a later date and at any time.
Should you wish to discontinue an existing mentoring relationship, you can do so at any time, however you must notify your mentee and the Deakin Central Alumni Office as soon as possible of your intention to do so.
Contact the Deakin Central Alumni Office via email email@example.com.