Mentors in DPCS are Dartmouth alumni/ae or spouses who have committed to helping undergraduates during their DPCS internship. Mentors have a wide variety of professional backgrounds and life experiences, and are often directly affiliated with a community service organization (CSO). If you are interested in being a mentor please fill out our Mentor Interest Survey.
- Mentoring is what you make of it.
- DPCS provides the opportunity.
- You provide the commitment.
- To learn about a unique mentoring experience at the New England Baptist hospital see the following Power Point presentation.
- If you have been a mentor or will become one, we thank you for your service and hope you will reap the potential rewards mentoring offers.
MENTORING AT A GLANCE
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO (when an intern is assigned to you)
- Contact the student by e-mail or telephone in Hanover before he or she leaves campus for the internship to agree on when and whereto meet. (e.g., the CSO’s facilities, your office, a restaurant, or your home).
- Meet at the beginning of the internship to discuss (a) the student’s internship goal and objectives; (b) the plan to achieve the goal; (c) your shared expect-ations of your mentor/intern relationship; and (d) when and how you should meet or talk during his or her internship.
- Meet in the middle of the internship to (a) discuss progress and challenges, and (b) provide support as needed. Be as available as possible - either by phone or e-mail - in case you or the intern wants to have additional meetings.
- Meet at the end of the internship to (a) debrief; (b) discuss the interns’ evaluation of the internship and identify new learning, including if and how this experience fit into the student’s academic program and planned future; and (c) compare your respective conclusions and perceptions of the program.
- Guide the intern in his/her own personal growth with personal experience and knowledge .
- Inspire the intern to be an independent proactive thinker and doer.
- Promote innovation in the intern’s work and challenging the intern to stretch beyond his or her “comfort zone.”
- Encourage the intern to challenge his/her beliefs and perspective.
- Share real life stories of success and failure.
- Your rewards will be largely determined by the quality of your time and effort and how willing the intern is to share and be mentored.
- The vast majority of mentors are pleased with their mentoring experiences.
- And each student intern thanks you for helping them address one of the problems facing our society today.