The Mentoring Effect

Posted by Ela on Oct 19, 2018 8:59:00 AM

Why Mentoring?

Historians trace mentoring back to Greek Mythology; the first mentor was a friend of Odysseus. Before he set sail for the Trojan War, the legendary Greek king entrusted Mentor to raise his young son while he was away. Mentor’s name would later enter the lexicon of many European languages to describe “a trusted guide or counselor to someone less experienced.”

Today, Mentor’s legacy extends into nearly every facet of society, particularly in areas of personal growth and career development for youth and young adults. But the nature of these relationships tend to vary, depending largely on age, experience, and mutual expectation. In higher education, where mentoring plays an increasing role, many institutions recognize sociologist Morris Zelditch’s oft-cited definition of mentors and their many roles:

User Spotlight: University of Kansas Business School

Posted by Ela on Oct 16, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Overview

The University of Kansas School of Business has put together a formal, career-focused mentorship program. Ashley Kruger, KU Business Mentoring Program Coordinator, led the effort. 

A business approach to college and career readiness for university career centers

Posted by Ela on Aug 12, 2018 8:18:32 PM

For university career centers, a high job placement rate has traditionally been the most important measure of college and career readiness. But recently, students have reported feeling shortchanged by their education.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Placement Rate, Career Readiness

Looking for the best alumni engagement software? 2 things to consider

Posted by Ela on Aug 12, 2018 7:53:30 PM

So your department is thinking about a mentorship platform for alumni engagement. Before committing to a platform, define what engagement means for your department. Let this definition guide your decision-making process.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Mentorship Platform, Alumni Engagement

How to measure a successful mentoring program

Posted by Ela on Aug 12, 2018 3:51:30 PM

What comes to mind when you think about measuring a successful mentoring program? If you're considering a digital solution, you might think of web-based questionnaires with lackluster response rates. Or if you're like most schools, you consider positive career outcomes an indicator of a successful mentoring program.

Topics: Data & Reporting, Stanford, Choosing a Mentor

4 Benefits of Flash Mentoring for University Alumni Offices

Posted by Ela on Aug 12, 2018 2:23:25 PM

Learn 4 key benefits of flash mentoring from this mentee spotlight story. Christine had just finished her summer internship between junior and senior year when she realized she was on the wrong career path.

Topics: Mentorship Spotlight, Connections, Community College

How to overcome three critical issues facing business schools

Posted by Patrick on Jun 23, 2016 4:22:16 PM

The MBA CSEA Career conference shined a spotlight on three critical issues facing business schools. We have highlighted a few obstacles and offer some solutions.

Topics: Trends & Insights, Conferences, Business Schools