What does it mean to be a Mentee?

The Mizzou Alumni Association is committed to lifelong learning and connections. Mentees are current Mizzou students, looking for advice on anything from navigating campus and classes to soliciting career advice, and everything in between. Alumni and friends are also able to connect peer to peer for advice, be it recent graduates seeking guidance on life after college or more experienced alumni and friends looking for direction on a career change or help thinking about the transition into retirement. No matter what stage you are at in life, your Mizzou family is here to help.

Keys to success as a mentee:

Engaged Participant

  • Determine and share interests, skills and goals.
  • Ask for help and guidance; seek out the information and assistance needed for career development.
  • Perceive change and challenges and opportunities.

Proactive Partner

  • Take a proactive role and interest in committing time and effort toward developing a future career.
  • Take responsibility for commitments and follow through on agreed-upon actions.
  • Show willingness to take advantage of opportunities offered by the mentor.


  • Maintain the confidentiality of the mentoring relationship.
  • Remain open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • Share feedback from the mentee's perspective.

My mentor said, 'Let's go do it,' not 'You go do it.'
How powerful when someone says, 'Let's!'

– Jim Rohn