FAQ for Mentors

I just entered my career field—can I still mentor a student?

  • Absolutely! Our program accepts mentors from all levels of career, no matter the levels or years of experience. As a mentor, you can provide a student with insight and advice about your field and personal experiences, and it means so much more from someone who has “been there.”

Can I be a mentor if I live outside the Lawrence/Kansas City area?

  • Yes! In fact, a majority of our mentors live and work outside the local area. E-mentoring over phone, email, social media, or video chat is very common and welcomed!

What are the time commitments to be a mentor?

  • Once matched, it is up to the mentor and mentee to determine how often there is communication. This being said, many mentors and mentees connect about once every 6-8 weeks on average, usually just to check in. Many communicate more often than that, as mentors and mentees usually form tight bonds that allow for more communication.

I have never mentored someone before and have no idea how to be a mentor. Will there be activities or resources to guide me?  

  • Yes! Our program offers a mentor handbook that include guidelines about time commitments, conversation starters, and tips on activities/topics to discuss with your mentee, as well as other resources you can utilize to ensure that you and your mentee have a great relationship. 

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Jolene Phillips, BCS assistant director

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