Students

Why have a mentor?

There are many benefits of having a mentor.  The role of a faculty mentor is to provide encouragement and guidance as you go through your college career.  A mentor will help you set goals and find the path and momentum to achieve them.

 

How to select a mentor

Your mentor may be a faculty member in your pre-major.  Or you may ask any instructor that you have rapport with.  Don’t be shy!  The faculty member that you approach with a mentorship request will feel honored that you asked! 

 

Sometimes, due to a heavy workload, a faculty member may not be able to enter into a mentorship agreement with you.  Don’t be offended.  That instructor should be able to help you find another good match.

 

What if I don’t know a professor who would be a good match?

Fill out the mentorship questionnaire and send it to Susan Escobar at sescobar@alamo.edu.