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Roles and Responsibilities of Mentees

Like mentors, mentees can take on various roles such as friend, protégé and new colleague depending on their needs, research, academic experience, and the nature of the mentoring relationship.

MENTEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Speaking up. Mentees are responsible for asking questions and seeking help
  • Making use of opportunities provided by their mentors
  • Keeping mentors informed of academic progress, difficulties, and recognition


BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MENTEE:

  • Receiving honest and constructive feedback (yes, criticism too) from senior faculty in a non-supervisory role
  • Insight into the unwritten rules and pitfalls laden in academia and TAMU.
  • Networking and at the ready advocate
  • Connection to the university through senior faculty


Both mentors and mentees have the responsibility for gaining each other's trust and confidence and interacting in a mutually respectful manner. Pairs should valueeach other's time and professional and personal commitments.