Mentoring Starter Kit

Goals for Students in Research Experiences and the Roles of Mentors

Source: Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students (2017)  

Step-by-step Guides

Are you planning a mentoring program or initiative? Or would you like to revise or amend an existing program? The following guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions on quality and effective mentorship models.   


Academic Career Timelines and Calendars 

Academic career timelines and calendars can assist with professional development and career planning. The following templates and examples can be customized to fit what works best for mentors and mentees. For example, plan significant dates for tenure track faculty or outline career milestones for clinical faculty. 


      Resources for Mentors

       Investing in someone requires a commitment.  Find all the resources needed to maximize the commitment here  


          Resources for Mentees

          Everyone needs someone to invest in them, find all the resources needed to maximize the investment here

          Video: 5 Questions All Mentees Should Ask 



          • Defining a mentoring relationship for new mentees 
          • Tips and suggestions for mentees 
          • Building a publishing pipeline (presentation and handouts) 
          • Checklists and worksheets: 
          • Wake Forest University – Defining relationship expectations 
          • Wake Forest University – Good questions to ask your mentor 
          • UNC Center for Faculty Excellence mentee needs and goals setting  
          • Short- and long-term goals for mentees 
          • Individual development plan 

          Instructor talking to students outside Joyner EastStudent Mentorship

          For students to be successful, they need mentors to invest in them.  Find out how below…