The Benefits of Mentoring
Reap All the Benefits of Being a Mentee
- Be a standout
- Showcase leadership
- Work smarter, not harder
Mentees gain invaluable insight beyond their own education and
experience. Give yourself the edge with the support and guidance
of a mentor. Whether you need advice or a sounding board, a
mentor can inspire and guide you. ASHA will match you to a mentor
based on your personal profile.
Mentoring programs are designed primarily for the benefit of
mentees. You are encouraged to begin the relationship with
specific goals and expectations-which are typically met by a well
designed program. Your benefits may extend far beyond what you
planned, and may include:
- Access to a support system during critical stages of your
academic and career development
- An insider's perspective on navigating your career
- Clearer understanding and enhancement of academic and
- Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
- Direct access to powerful resources within your
- Identification of skill gaps
- Greater knowledge of career success factors
- The foundation of a lasting professional network
Are You Ready to be a Mentee? If you can answer
"YES" to the following statements, you are a great
candidate for the S.T.E.P 1:1 Mentoring Program:
- I'm responsible for my career goals and would enjoy the
benefit of a mentor's guidance to create a plan for
- I'm ready to listen, but I'm also ready to share my
ideas so it's a give and take relationship.
- I'm ready for objective feedback to consider new ideas
and new approaches suggested by my mentor.
- I have realistic expectations for my mentor relationship.
No one is perfect and good relationships take honesty, effort
- I'm busy with school and work, but I'm ready to
make a commitment for my future by communicating with my
One more thing about mentoring: it pays.
Employees who have had mentors typically earn thousands more than
employees who haven't. Download our
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Exploring the questions brings more wisdom, than
having the answer.
-A Course in Miracles
Reap All the Benefits of Being a Mentor
- Ignite a spark
- Create a legacy
- Build your leadership and management skills
Mentors are rewarded by sharing clinical knowledge and skills,
helping others succeed, and supporting the profession. All you
need is a passion for the profession and a willingness to spend a
couple hours per month developing a relationship with a student.
Register now and ASHA will match you to a mentee based on your
Mentoring requires a willingness to share, listen, and provide
advice in a flexible relationship shaped by the needs of the
mentee. Just as the CSD professions demand high-quality care and
a commitment to help individuals, mentoring is a way for every
professional to improve the field, one person at a time. While
mentoring programs are designed primarily for the benefit of
mentees, mentors enjoy rewards as well. Including:
- Exposure to the emerging talent pool
- Ongoing attention to your own career development
- The satisfaction of imparting wisdom and experience to
others without a huge time commitment
- Enhancement of coaching, leadership, management, and
- Exposure to diverse thoughts, styles, personalities, and
- Opportunities for recruitment to our profession and/or your
- A way to give back to your association and/or
- A lasting career network
Are You Ready to be a Mentor? If you can answer,
"YES" to most of the following statements, you are a
great candidate for the S.T.E.P. 1:1 Mentoring Program!
- I will make a personal connection based on trust and mutual
respect and listen to my mentee's needs and concerns.
- I will help my mentee to define career goals and provide
networking opportunities to attain those goals.
- I will share my knowledge of educational and professional
requirements to prepare my mentee for his/her career.
- I will offer information, advice, references, and resources
to assist my mentee's needs.
- I will offer constructive criticism, but allow my mentee to
learn from their mistakes.
Mentoring improves employee retention and performance,
It also impacts organizational culture by leading to more
informal mentoring. Download our
[PDF] for more good news on getting the most from this mentoring
What you give you get, ten times over.