Mentorship

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Virtual Mentoring Programs

We are seeking alumni for our upcoming student mentoring programs. Read below and sign up for one, or both.

Alumni slots are full for the week of Feb. 8-14
I Love Mentoring

As part of “I <3 Detroit Mercy” week, we want Detroit Mercy students to know they have the support of our many alumni. Part of that support comes in the form of mentorship.

For this mentoring program, each alumni mentor provides up to four 30-minute time slots, as well as a brief bio. Students looking for a mentor will see your mentor bios and available time slots and will sign up for a 30-minute mentoring session. All mentoring sessions will take place via Zoom and are meant to be casual conversations to help students on their professional journeys.

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Alumni Week Mentoring
March 15-19

In this program, you will work through our Forever Titans platform (you must be a member) and assist students in the process of scheduling an appointment and participating in a 30-minute informational interview. The students participating are enrolled in the Student Leadership class, and will need to turn-in a reflection paper on their experience.

Not all matches will be with a student who shares the same industry or field as you. Some matches will be made with personal interests and goals in mind, as well. We find students gain insight from all Detroit Mercy alumni, regardless of their industry.

We will be matching approximately 50 students with varying degrees and interests, but they all share an interest in learning from and becoming leaders.

Further mentoring options

Not available right now? Or perhaps you would like to serve as a mentor at your own leisure. Simply join Forever Titans and get connected today.

Forever Titans Be a Mentor

Forever Titans Mission

To establish a casual communication platform that will allow our alumni and students to seek out meaningful professional relationships with each other that extend beyond campus.

Who Can Join?

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This platform is open to all alumni and students, no matter when you graduated or how far along you are in your careers.

Why participate?

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Forever Titans brings students just starting out together with those who have experiences to share for everyone's benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mentor information

We have plenty of recent graduates and students who could benefit from your advice and knowledge. Your tips could help make the difference for a fellow Titan.

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     How do I get started?

    1. When creating your profile, choose the "Mentor/offer advice" selection.
    2. If you already have an account and are unsure if you selected that box, open your profile, scroll to the "How Can You Help?" section and choose selection.
    3. You are now searchable as a mentor. If you don't want to wait for students or graduates to solicit your help, you may also search the directory for those who are seeking help.
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    How long is the commitment?

    The length of your commitment can be determined by you and your mentee(s). You are encouraged to continue mentoring as long as you are willing and able. If at any time you become too busy or need to end your commitment, please be courteous to your mentee(s) and let them know so there aren't any misunderstandings in communication.
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    How many people can I mentor at one time?

     We encourage you to mentor as many fellow Titans as you are able to, given they are a good fit. We welcome you to seek out students to mentor or just make yourself available to potential Titans reaching out to you. Please just ensure the “Mentor/offer advice” selection is chosen on your page, so they know it is okay to reach out to you.

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    What if I only want to mentor one person, but I keep getting more requests?

     You will want to unselect the “Mentor/offer advice” selection in your profile to signal you are no longer available.

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    Can I participate from anywhere or do I need to be local?

    You do not have to live in Michigan to participate. You can mentor by connecting with your mentee via a conference line, protected phone call generated in the platform or simply emailing utilizing the platform's messaging capabilities. Both options ensure you are protected.

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    What if I don’t receive any requests for mentorship or advice?

    We encourage you to complete your profile by including all relevant professional, academic and volunteer experience. This information will provide students with the best information to solicit your guidance. Alumni Relations also offers many opportunities to volunteer your time and expertise. Call 313-993-1540 and we can match you up with opportunities.

Mentee Information

We have a robust network of alumni willing to share their wisdom and provide guidance. Let them help you prepare for the road ahead!

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    How do I get started?

    1. When creating your profile, select the "Find a mentor or advice" box. If you already have a profile, open it and ensure this is selected in the "Current Goals" section.
    2. Search the "Directory" tab, and make sure to refine your search to include only those who are willing to "Mentor/offer advice."
    3. Open their profile, click the "Send a message" button and follow prompts to initiate a conversation.
    4. Please indicate your interest in pursuing a mentoring relationship.
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    How long is the commitment?

    The length of your commitment can be determined by you and your mentor(s). You are encouraged to seek mentorship as long as you find it benefits you and your mentor(s). If you desire to end your commitment at any time, please be courteous to your mentor(s) and let them know so there aren’t any misunderstandings in communication.

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    How many mentors can I have at one time?

    You are welcome to pursue as many mentors as you may need. You might find there are several alumni who can mentor you on differing subject matter. The most important thing is you are getting the guidance you need, no matter how many people it takes to help you along the way.

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    I have reached out to a potential mentor, but did not hear back. What do I do next?

    We ask that you give your potential mentor enough time to respond, typically 2-3 days. Keep in mind it is likely they are busy with their professions and personal lives, so please be considerate of their time. If you do not receive a response within a week, you may send a follow-up message asking them if they received your request for guidance or mentorship. If at this point you do not hear back, please do not continue to follow up.

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    Can I participate from anywhere or do I need to be local?

    You do not have to live in Michigan to participate. You can connect with fellow Titans via a conference line protected phone call generated in the platform or simply emailing utilizing the platforms messaging capabilities. Both options ensure you are protected.