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The role of an Inspiring Student Mentor

(Jun 26, 2018)

The role of a student mentor comprises a blend of the following functions. The balance of these functions will vary according to a number of factors such as the specific purpose and objectives of the mentoring relationship and where the relationship is in its life-cycle.

1. coach

2. counselor


4. networker

5. sponsor

6. advocate

7. role model

8. guide

The various roles above can be demonstrated by the mentor in practical ways through:

Encouraging the student mentee to purse or inspiring role of learning opportunities.

Assisting the mentee in resolving school works/duties/role challenges.

Reassuring and encouraging the mentee when things don't work out.

Identifying opportunities.