Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mentors:

Q: How do I become a mentor?
A: Complete the mentor application located on the Cohort Central blog.

 

Q: Is our program voluntary for mentees?
A: Yes, No one is requiring them to participate, this is an opportunity for them to enhance their personal development while being a Collegiate member of the Fraternity.

 

Q: Is training available for mentors?
A: We are developing so webinars and tutorials for mentors, but mentors should possess qualities reflecting compassion, commitment, understanding, and knowledge of their profession.

 

Q: How long is the mentoring assignment?
A: Mentoring begins with the initial contact between the mentor/mentee, length of contact is based on goals/objectives of the relationship. You can establish mentor/mentee contract based on the set goals.

 

Q: What cohort should I select?
A: Mentors should select the cohort consistent with their skill set since your mentees would be assigned based on that area.

 

Q: What are the roles or responsibilities of a mentor?
A: Mentors are advisers, initiators and sources of knowledge. In their capacity as advisers, they discuss the mentees’ goals and the steps needed to achieve them. As initiators, they help the protege to consider different viewpoints, encourage him to explore new goals or opportunities for development or point out underused abilities.

 

Q: How will I know if I’m doing a good job?
A: Remember open communication is the key to any good relationship. Throughout the team of your relationship you should be conversing with your mentees about whether or not you are fulfilling the joint goals set out at the beginning of the partnership.

 

Q: How many mentees should I expect?
A: No mentor will be assigned more than five mentees.

 

Q: Must a mentor and mentee live close to each other?
A: No. Many team members may not even live in the same city.  The teams can establish set group conference calls or skype meetings and assignments to foster the relationship.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have any concerns or problems regarding my mentee?
A: It is natural, however, that not all relationships will be perfect. Consistent feedback is essential to overcome obstacles. Contact your Province Coordinator if problems persist, since we can have chapter advisor intervention.

 

 


 

Mentees:


Q: Why should I join the Achievement Academy?
A: The Achievement Academy is designed to be a tool to aid in your professional development. For over a century, Kappa Men have strived to achieve in every field of human endeavor. Through achievement, Brothers have acquired a plethora of knowledge that will undoubtedly assist the undergraduate Brothers navigate the post collegiate life.



Q: How do I pick a cohort?
A: Click on the cohorts reflecting your areas you want to enhance.



Q: Could I join multiple cohorts?
A: Yes, it is important for students who have yet to solidify their interests have a wide array of academic and professional roles available to them.



Q: Can I be a part of the Achievement Academy after I graduate?
A: Yes, just because you have completed a baccalaureate degree does not mean you are ready to take on the world. The Achievement Academy will continue to assist you for 3 years after graduation as you begin your professional degrees or lives.

 

Q: Who are the mentors?
A: Mentors are Brothers in the Fraternity at varying professionals volunteering to assist members develop their potential to succeed in Corporate/Government, Education, Law/Medicine, and STEM career paths.

 

Q: How often will I be in contact with my mentor?
A: You will establish a mutual schedule for contact and follow-up based on your goals.

 

Q: Can I post anything on my profile?
A: Remember the importance of creating a lasting first impression, reflecting the dignity of being a Kappa.