Benefits for Mentees

  • Access to a support system during critical stages of college and career development

  • Insider perspective on navigating their chosen career

  • Clear understanding and enhancement of academic and career development plans

  • Ability to develop mentoring relationships in industries where mentoring is not readily available

  • Enhanced understanding of the importance of mentors

  • Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences

  • Direct access to powerful resources within the professions of audiology; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing science

  • Identification of skill gaps before leaving school

  • Greater knowledge of career success factors

  • A lasting career network

Benefits for Mentors

  • Exposure to the emerging talent pool

  • Ongoing attention to mentor's own career development

  • Satisfaction from imparting wisdom and experience to others in the profession without a huge time commitment

  • Enhancement of coaching, mentoring, leadership, and management skills

  • Chance to be exposed to a diversity of thought, style, personality, and culture

  • A way to recruit employees for the mentor's industry/company

  • Feedback loop to students and school regarding curriculum needs

  • Greater knowledge of recruiting success factors

  • A way to "give back" to their association

  • A lasting career network