Peer Mentor Challenge:
Take the Professionalism Assessment below to determine areas of strengths and areas for improvement as a professional. Set goals for improvement.
Many college campuses appear to be relaxed and casual, but when relating to professors and other campus professionals or at a job, the students who act professionally have an edge. Acting professionally makes you a better mentor, plus you role model important attributes for your mentees that help people succeed as students and in their jobs.
Reflection on Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement
Answer the questions and take action to improve
1. Write down 3 attributes of professionalism in which you gave yourself a 4 or 5.
2. How do you think being successful in these 3 areas help you be a more effective mentor?
3. Write down 2 attributes of professionalism in which you gave yourself a 3, 2 or 1.
4.. How do you think improving in these 2 growth areas would help you be a more effective mentor?
5. What is one action you can take to improve in each of these 2 growth areas? (ex. To be on time more, I can set a timer to go off 15 minutes before I'm supposed to leave.)