LUC & Me
Loyola University Chicago Mentoring Experience
"I met a great mentor through the LUC & ME program. It really helped me with networking and learning more about working in higher education. I appreciated the support of someone who has been in similar situations and inspired me to continue expanding my social and professional circle on campus. I highly recommend it for any new employees!" - Mentee, Cycle 2 2014
"I met a wonderful person through the LUC & ME program. I hopefully shared some of the many great things about the University and neighborhood. I would certainly participate again and was amazed at how well my mentee and I were matched!" - Mentor, Cycle 2 2014
Cycle 2 2014 - Lakeshore Campuses
Cycle 2 2014 - HSD Campus
The Loyola University Chicago Mentoring Experience, LUC & Me, is a voluntary, formal mentoring program for newly hired staff members.
The program matches newly hired employees, mentees, with experienced employees who will act as mentors. Each mentor will share his/her knowledge and experience in a one-on-one partnership with a mentee.
LUC & Me supports the University's initiative for employee diversity, retention and engagement.
LUC & Me is currently accepting new mentors and mentees for 2014. There are two six-month cycles in a year during which mentors and mentees will be paired.
LUC & Me is in the second cycle of 2014, with the program running from September 2014 through February 2015. If you are interested in participating in LUC & Me, please contact the Training and Development Department at 773-508-3964 or fill out the online form by clicking on the link above!
A mentee is a full-time staff member who has been employed with Loyola for less than six months and would benefit from the support of an experienced staff member.
A mentor is a full-time staff member in good standing, who typically has two years or more of work experience at Loyola. A mentor should have a good working knowledge of University policies and procedures and be dedicated to supporting and encouraging new staff, building the University community, and fostering Loyola's mission.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE MENTORING PROGRAM
Both Mentors and Mentees are responsible for:
- Committing to the duration of the six-month structured Mentoring Program
- Completing the Staff Mentoring Agreement
- Regularly meeting with mentor/mentee
- Creating a development plan with mentor/mentee
- Submitting monthly feedback about their experience with the program