What is Mentoring Program?
Mentoring Program is to support and encourage students to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance.
In other words, Mentoring is defined as the process of one person supporting, teaching, leading and serving as the model for another person. Mentoring can also be described as the process by which a person, usually of superior rank and/or outstanding achievement, guides the development of another person who may be new to a place of work, field or college/university.
Mentoring Program is active at Vistula University since December 2015. It started with 12 teachers and 60 mentor-students and served more than 300 mentees in the begining. But after a year the number of mentors increased rapidly and they served almost 1500 mentees.
The main aims of Mentoring Program are to make new students’ university life easy, comfortable, meaningful and colorful, to acclimate them to a new culture, a new society and l new life, try to solve all their problems that they can face during the academic year and to answer their daily life questions.
Who is Mentor?
A mentor is a guide who can help the mentee to find the right direction and who can help them to develop solutions to the problems and who can help them in any matters. Mentors rely upon having had similar experiences to gain an empathy with the mentee and an understanding of their issues. Mentors are volunteers who give time to help new students make positive changes in their lives. They should be a second and third year undergraduates and postgraduate students who have been trained to offer advice and support to other students.
Who is Mentee?
A mentee is freshman who does not have any information about the new University and the Country,
who is almost new in a Country.