Why Join?

There are many reasons to have a mentor program at the University of Houston, within the Division of Students Affairs. The potential benefits include increased retention and growth of exceptional staff, improvement of services to students and the university at large, and a commitment to the development of enhanced professional competencies within Student Affairs. If you are wondering, however, why you should join, consider the following:

  1. If I receive mentoring:
    • I have an opportunity to learn from staff whose experiences and expertise exceed my own. This will help me become the best at what I do while increasing my professional competencies.
    • I have an opportunity to excel at the University of Houston, increasing my own skills while improving the learning environment for students.
    • I have an opportunity to set my own goals for professional growth and assess my progress through measurable, observable outcomes.
    • I have a greater opportunity to contribute to the University of Houston!
  2. If I decide to become a mentor:
    • I will have an opportunity to give back to newer professionals or professionals who want to expand their areas of expertise. This will help me share what I have learned with others.
    • I have an opportunity to fine tune my own knowledge and skills through thoughtful and engaging interactions with my mentee, while improving the learning environment for students.
    • I have an opportunity to encourage assessment of professional competencies and to challenge myself as a "change agent."
    • I have a greater opportunity to contribute to the University of Houston!