Thank you for signing up to be an alumni mentor for a UCLA graduate student. By accepting your student mentee(s), you have chosen to embark on an exciting year of mentorship. This welcome letter has next steps for you and some information for you to consider as you begin your communication with your student.
As a participant of the Alumni Mentor Program, you are agreeing to abide by the tenets of the True Bruin values (integrity, excellence, accountability and respect) and the Principles of Community. If you are reported to not be abiding by these principles, you will be removed from the program.
Below are next steps for you as you begin your mentorship.
While this is just the beginning of a long-term endeavor, there will be situations where the mentorship feels stagnated. Do not hesitate to reach out to our staff if you find that you need assistance in reaching your student or working through an obstacle. We will be providing monthly e-newsletters with resources and mentorship ideas, and are available if you need to discuss an issue. We encourage you to be honest if things aren’t going as you thought and to find compromise as you move forward. If a student is truly not a fit, you can cancel the mentorship on UCLA ONE and work with a different student. Feel free to reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your willingness to serve our UCLA community in this way. Your insights will make an indelible impact on your mentee.
The Alumni Mentor Program Staff (Gloria Ko and Joseph Blancas)