What is the Grand Canyon University Athletics Alumni & Mentor Program?
Offer athletes access to individuals who have been in their shoes and can offer relevant advice.
Build a solid support system of individuals that know the journey of the athlete through their own experiences.
Give athletes the opportunity to grow personally and professionally by meeting mentors that have similar aspirations.
Good Mentors are:
- Emotionally stable
- Good listeners
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
Role 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
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