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Mentor Information

UL LIFE utilizes three types of mentors. Mentors must apply every semester and are required to attend a training prior the start of the semester. To become a mentor complete the Mentor application and return to Randolph Hall 221.

Academic/Classroom Mentors

The amount of assistance needed largely depends on the learning needs of the student. Some students require one-to-one mentoring while others require minimal supervision with their studies.

• Travel with students on campus via walking or UL bus system
• Note-taker and tutor
• Assist with organization of everyday logistics – learn the applications with the students (Calendar, paper planners, iPad AT, etc.)
• Help with time management/weekly schedule/budgeting
• Help with recording homework
• Help with understanding the social environment
• Relay all communication about student progress to lead mentor
• Attend regular meetings with graduate assistant and fellow mentors
• Coverage of other UL LIFE Mentors in the event of an absence
• Attend as needed meetings with LIFE staff and fellow mentors
• Ensure student is working efficiently to complete specific tasks
• Assist student with internship responsibilities
• Complete weekly student evaluations
• Assist student in the designated assignments
• Other duties as specified

Internship Mentors

You may be asked to support the students in a work placement or internship.  Each area of internship has a job description provided by internship supervisor so you can assist the student in achieving their learning outcomes. Work placements are not restricted to task orientation, but also focus on social skills and behavior required in the working world. 

• Travel with students on campus via walking or UL bus system
• Help with time management/weekly schedule/budgeting
• Help with understanding the social environment
• Relay all communication about student progress to lead mentor
• Attend as needed meetings with LIFE staff and fellow mentors
• Ensure student is working efficiently to complete specific tasks
• Assist student with internship responsibilities
• Complete weekly student evaluations
• Other duties as specified

Social Mentors

As traditional students you know that there is more to college life than studying.  Socializing is a large part of campus life and a great opportunity to meet people and get involved with clubs and activities.  The students often find it difficult to meet people, make new friends and communicate effectively.  As a mentor you can act as a bridge to assist the students making new social connections.  Find out what the student’s interests are and work with the student to research what is available on campus that may be of interest.  Stop by the student activities office and see what events are scheduled that the student may like to attend.  Identify what clubs are forming and if they are of interest to the student.  You may wish to explore when the college sports teams are playing and if the student would like to attend and give support.  Introduce the students to your friends and acquaintances as this widens their base of acquaintances also.