What is the Grand Canyon University Athletics Alumni & Mentor Program?

Having positive mentors in life is incredibly important. A good mentor can give you helpful advice and even unlock professional opportunities.
GOALS OF GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS ALUMNI & MENTOR PROGRAM

Guidance

Offer athletes access to individuals who have been in their shoes and can offer relevant advice.

Support

Build a solid support system of individuals that know the journey of the athlete through their own experiences.

Development

Give athletes the opportunity to grow personally and professionally by meeting mentors that have similar aspirations.

Learn about the Roles and Expectations

FOR MENTORS

Characteristics of a Mentor:

Good Mentors are:

  • Experienced
  • Emotionally stable
  • Good listeners
  • Objective
  • Empathetic
  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
– Muhammad Ali

Some Tips for Positive Mentorship

  • Keep communication consistent
  • Relate your experiences to your mentee’s questions
  • Challenge your mentee to grow
  • Listen actively
  • Offer tested advice

FOR MENTEES

Role of a Mentee

As a mentee, your job is to take full advantage of the opportunity to seek guidance and advice from your mentor. It’s important that you commit to regular communication with your mentor and use them as a resource when you’re faced with adversity.
Characteristics of a Mentee:

Good Mentees Are:

  • Prepared for meetings and conversations with their mentors
  • Interested in relating the experiences of their mentor to their own
  • Good active listeners
  • Respectful of their mentor’s time
  • Focused on how they might be able to benefit their mentor
  • Committed to the mentor relationship
“The most important thing is to try to inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.”
– Kobe Bryant

Some Tips for Interacting With Mentors:

  • Pay attention to your mentor and practice active listening
  • Use your time together during meetings wisely
  • Learn about your mentor’s experiences
  • Find common interests that you share with your mentor
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for advice
  • Thank your mentor for their time and attention
Interested in becoming a mentor? Click on the ‘Become a Mentor’ button above
Interested in finding a mentor? Click on the ‘Find a Mentor’ button above