7550 Forest Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
WHAT BEING A "MENTOR" IS ALL ABOUT
Thank you for considering becoming a career shadowing mentor. The backbone of the Forest Hills Total Quality
Mentorship (TQM) Program is the pool of available adults willing to allow upperclassmen and women to follow them
on the job for 18 hours. If you are interested in working with adolescents in a career education, we hope you will be a
TQM career mentor.
If you have already committed to being a TQM mentor, a copy of your mentoree's assignment to you is attached.
What roles will be expected of you?
1. Model: The student will observe you as and adult, employee or employer, citizen and community member.
2. Supervisor: The student will look up to you as someone skilled in specialized tasks and responsible for making
Instructor: You will help the student learn about your job and workplace
4. Counselor: You will have an opportunity to help students think through career, personal and academic questions
- sometimes by merely lending a sympathetic ear.
5. Evaluator: In this capacity, you will observe the student's behavior, communication skills and abilities and offer
constructive feedback. Based on the student's interests and abilities, you may wish to delegate tasks then
evaluate the results and progress.
Tips for making the mentorship meaningful
Contact you mentoree to set up your first meeting as soon as possible. Past experience has shown that many
adolescents have a sincere career interest, but are inexperienced or unsure of making “cold’ contact with adults.
1. Provide a clear description of your job and the required educational, experience, skills and knowledge
2. Describe your job and chosen profession's advantages.
3. Orient the student to your organization. Introduce the student to the other employees. Cover the goals for your
company, products, services,