Mentoring Partnership for the career growth
“Marks are not the measurement of talent”.
Stufeme strongly believes in this and undertakes this mission to help the student community, to grab golden opportunities both in higher studies and jobs.
One of the unique focus areas of stufeme is mentoring the students. Mentoring is an art. Mentoring is a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the students. The mentor becomes a source of wisdom, teaching, and support, who observes and advises on specific actions or behavioral changes in daily work.
We at Stufeme, understands the mindset of the students from school to college level from rural and urban. stufeme identified the following issues among the students, especially from rural.
Stufeme wants to address all these issues to help and support the student community, by means of counseling followed by mentoring.
Counseling is a method of understanding and helping the students who have technical, personal and emotional or adjustment problems. Counseling helps us to find out the hidden talents of the student. This is the premature version of mentoring.
Mentoring is a process, which shapes the student to fix their professional target, goal and objective and guide them in a right way towards the objective with a lot of behavioural changes in their professional and personal life.
Mentoring is an opportunity to develop communication skills, expand your viewpoints, and innovate new ways of approaching situations.
Students should listen first
- In a mentoring relationship you should be less concerned about showing your mentor how brilliant you are, than listening carefully and absorbing their advice, says Harvard Business Review.
- Listen to your mentor, be humble, and make it clear that you take the counsel seriously. When you get feedback, don’t respond with, ‘Yes, I already knew that.’ Restate the advice in your own words to make sure you’ve got it right, and ask questions to clarify.
- Mentors will often test you by gauging how you respond to feedback; and the better you are at receiving it, the more of it you will get.”,
Who is Mentor?
The “mentor” is professionally experienced individual who shares knowledge, experience, and advice to the younger called “mentee.” Mentoring is an auspicious relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal development.
Mentors become trusted advisers and role models – people who have “been there” and “done that.” They support and encourage their mentee by offering suggestions and knowledge, both general and specific. The goal is to help mentee improve their skills and, hopefully, advance their careers.
Guide Vs Mentor
There are lot of differences between guide or supervisor and mentor.
- Guide is a limited edition of Mentor.
- Guide is an individual who guides and supervise your work and evaluate your performance professionally where as mentor is a different role which makes your life brightful.
- Invariably, Mentor knows your strengths and weakness and repairs you to transform your weakness as your strength.
- Mentor worries not only about your professional life, personal life too.
- Mentor counsels you to fix your goal based on your strengths.
- Mentor drives you to reach the goal by train you in the necessary domains.
- Mentor lets you know the best fit opportunities to you.
- As a whole you are transformed to be a professionally successful and personally disciplined human being by mentoring.
Mentor and Other Professional Relationships
Mentor is an individual player, plays the role of Coach,Trainer and Consultant. But there are certain similarities and differences between these roles and mentor.
- Coaches are specialists in particular domain and they can support and coach you towards the goal in his specialization only. Coaches tend to guide you in mapping out your future, mentors actually suggest several paths you might take, although the choice of where to go next remains yours.
- Trainers help you learn and develop specific skills and knowledge. They typically set the topic, the pace, the goals, and the learning method. While you will obviously choose courses that match your requirements as closely as possible, training courses, by their nature, start with their own agendas rather than with your situation. Mentoring, however, can be tailored to your needs. While training is often best suited for gaining knowledge and skills, mentoring can also help you develop personal qualities and competencies.
- Career Consultants or Career Counsellors mostly work with people in transition between jobs, rather than helping you develop your skills when in a particular role. And, again, your relationship will often be a commercial one.