University Mentor ship: Stats that will Literally Move You!


We all want to believe that the work we are doing means something. Even if you get tangible credit in any of the various forms, we all want to make an impact that goes deeper than material gains. So what impact are you making with the mentorship program that you are working in?

Before we delve into what students must look into in their mentorship program, let’s focus on a few stats shared by Youth Mentor Organization. Youth Mentor Organization is a mentorship focused organization that helps the youth of the US gain help and inspiration to pursue paths worth their time through mentorship.

The Saving Grace

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has conducted a survey that is proudly presented on the Youth Mentor Organization website and we are honored to present it here as well.

This statistic speaks for itself but let’s discuss a few key points together.

  • 130% of individuals who have participated in a mentorship program hold leadership positions. This is because young adults are highly susceptible to both negative and positive feedback. This is the time when they can be molded to become harsh or can be molded to become strong-willed and confident citizens who will be a positive force in society.
  • 90% want to become a mentor because effective mentorship is the key to success for struggling youth. Young adults tend to struggle considerably a lot with establishing strong ties in the early days of the university. That is why effective mentorship programs will guide the students in the right direction.
  • 78% volunteer regularly because they see the impact that another volunteer had on their 0wn life. It makes them feel that they should pay society back by giving the world all that they gained from it. They believe in the system that is ingrained in personal experience and is not simply a myth to them. 

The Mentorship Boundaries

The mentorship is an important duty that has to be conducted with the utmost care during university. Therefore, we have taken a few pointers from The University of Reading, UK’s blog page. You should understand these points so that you can make sure that the mentorship you receive works to benefit your future aspirations and makes your journey more fruitful.

Here is what you should remember as a mentee:
This is neither abstract work nor a ‘hang out every Tuesday’ kind of a situation. Discuss with your mentor what you want to achieve through this mentorship. Then work to make sure that you achieve these goals with them by the end of the semester.

  • Become clear about your research ambitions and share them with your mentor. He/She will help you achieve these goals through guidance and thoughtful nourishment.  Your mentor should take in interest in becoming thoroughly familiar with the internal workings of your application process and make sure that they guide you to success in achieving these goals. 
  • Your mentor should become familiar with your area of research expertise and teaching interests. It is also important that they are conversant with your department expectations and performance standards.
  • Honesty is key to a good relationship. Their job is not to be friends with you, instead, be your guide. They have to be honest with you in their feedback and allow you to see them as the true guide in your life. 
  • They should read your content frequently so that they are directly involved in your writing and thought process. They should read your research manuscripts, essays, and cocurricular submissions and give you genuine feedback. This will allow you to become stronger in your content and achieve your goals more effectively. 
  • Last but not least, your mentor should inspire you to grow and achieve by example.
    The mentoring that students require is at the forefront of Tavvy’s philosophy. We have highly qualified mentors on Tavvy’s online platform who can help you shape your future with their mentoring. Book a one on one session now.