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Graduate students wanted for 2014-15 Mentor Tech program: New Prospective Mentor Recruitment Session announced!

The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech) is recruiting graduate students to serve as mentors to help enhance the quality of educational experiences for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups. Interested graduate students can attend one of the Prospective Mentor Recruitment Sessions, which begin Thursday, May 29th and run through Friday, July 11th. During a recruitment session, you will receive more detailed information about the Mentor Tech program, meet some current mentors, and have an opportunity to determine if you would like to participate in the program this fall. To serve as a mentor you don't need any specific expertise or to be any particular ethnicity as the program currently has mentors of various educational, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They simply ask that you have the willingness to help students succeed. If you can attend one of the Prospective Mentor Recruitment Sessions, please contact Marissa Bell via email at marissa.bell@ttu.edu or phone at 806-742-8692 to reserve a spot.

Logo for Mentor Tech is a half-red, half-black oval around Mentor Tech and the Double-T logo for Texas Tech at the bottom right.

Mentor Tech matches students with caring faculty, staff members, and graduate students from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Since 2002, Mentor Tech has assisted more than 2,100 students in their academic, social and cultural adjustment to the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. Their objective is to ensure that each student participant knows that he or she has someone that they can go to for encouragement, direction, and support, as they endeavor to navigate the university setting. We work to increase the graduation and retention rates of students. Within the last eight years, nearly 800 participating students have graduated from TTU and the TTUHSC. Mentor Tech’s student retention rate is consistently higher than the university’s average.

Why use your valuable time as a graduate student to mentor? First, mentoring is a skill needed for most careers, both in academia and industry. Faculty members are expected to mentor and advise graduate students and also work with undergraduates in both research and teaching settings. In industry, mentoring younger employees, interns, and supervisees is important. Mentoring also serves to build your CV or resume. Second, you are giving back to the university that is educating and, in many cases, employing you, and you've learned a lot about university life that is valuable to share. As graduate students, you have navigated receiving an undergraduate degree, applying to graduate school, and beginning a graduate career. Becoming a mentor for undergraduate students through Mentor Tech is a great opportunity to build the skills needed for many careers and to share your knowledge and expertise with others in the Texas Tech University community.
 
Mentor Tech is a flexible program. The commitment to mentoring a protégé lasts for one academic year, and requirements are only once weekly contacts (e.g. email, phone, or face-to-face) and twice-monthly face-to-face interactions (e.g. a meal, athletic event, or campus activity) with your protégé. See the Mentor Tech Fact Sheet for more information about the program. You can also find more information about Mentor Tech on their website and Facebook page. And don't forget to contact Marissa Bell if you can attend one of the Prospective Mentor Recruitment Sessions!

Prospective Mentor Recruitment Sessions

NEW SESSIONS ANNOUNCED!

Day/Date

Time Location
Wednesday, July 23rd 1:00pm – 2:00pm Human Sciences Building Room 173
Thursday, July 24th 11:00am – 12:00pm Human Sciences Building Room 174
Tuesday, July 29th 4:00pm – 5:00pm Education Building Basement  Room 001
Wednesday, July 30th 1:00pm – 2:00pm Academic Classroom Building Room 260K
Tuesday, August 5th 3:00pm – 4:00pm Academic Classroom Building Room 260K

 

Day/Date

Time

Location

Thursday, May 29th

10:00am-11:00am

TTU Education Building Basement 001

Friday, May 30th

1:30pm -2:30pm

TTU Human Sciences Room 111

Wednesday, June 4th

9:00am-10:00am

TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 250

Thursday, June 5th 

9:30am-10:30am

TTU Education Building Basement 001

Tuesday, June 10th

11:00am-Noon

TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 250

Wednesday, June 11th

9:30am-10:30am

TTU English/Philosophy Room 104

Friday, June 13th

3:00pm-4:00pm

TTU Human Sciences Room 120

Monday, June 16th

2:00pm-3:00pm

TTU Media & Communication Room 153

Tuesday, June 17th

4:00pm-5:00pm

TTU Human Sciences Room 120

Thursday, June 19th

2:00pm-3:00pm

TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 250

Tuesday, June 24th

11:00am-Noon

TTU English/Philosophy Room 104

Wednesday June 25th

4:00pm-5:00pm

TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 260K

Thursday, June 26th

1:30pm-2:30pm

TTU Education Building Basement Room 001

Friday, July 11th  

1:00pm-2:00pm

TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room 250

 

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