KGI’s Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide students with support from a peer that has recently completed their first year at KGI.
Graduate school will challenge and change you in dynamic ways. KGI’s Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide students with support from a peer that has recently completed their first year at KGI. We hope you will find value in having someone in your corner to help navigate your transition, answer questions, share resources and simply, be a part of this new journey.
In accordance with the recommendations from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in-person services will be offered remotely via Zoom or telephone instead of face-to-face meetings for spring 2021.
Benefits of being a mentee
Receive help to:
Benefits of being a mentor
Build and support effective relationships: Participants should practice kindness and openness to create supportive relationships based on mutual trust, respect, and accountability. This creates a safe space for everyone to work towards personal growth during the mentorship relationship.
All participants are expected to:
Peer Mentors will:
Provide guidance and feedback based on personal experience: Facilitate mentee’s ability to create and work towards specific learning goals by providing feedback and guidance on action steps, sharing lessons from personal experience, and serving as a connector to people and resources.
Facilitate reflective thinking: Encourage mentee to reflect on experiences by asking thoughtful, questions that seek deeper meaning and help the mentee to become more self-aware of strengths and growth opportunities.
Peer Mentor Expectations:
Peer Mentees will:
Take ownership for personal growth and learning: Take responsibility for personal growth and learning by asking questions, practicing goal-setting, seeking feedback, and reflection for one’s own development.
Peer Mentee Expectations: