Why Become a Mentor?
Mentoring an incoming SSP participant can be a rewarding experience. Interacting with students often prompts students who are well seasoned in undergraduate experience to reflect on their own careers and take stock of their accomplishments. Through the mentoring process, mentors come to realize how much they have learned and how much they have to offer. Most mentors also find the experience reinvigorates their interest both in their own work and in that of current career choices.
The program is not merely a source for an informational interview, but rather an opportunity to create and foster relationships for the student's academic career and beyond.