Suggested questions to ask your mentee at your first meeting
Ask why they chose Columbia College and how the experience is so far.
Share thoughts about and reflections on your student experience and what you’ve used in your life since Columbia.
Ask what challenges/opportunities your mentee is facing and help them think through how to face/take advantage of them.
Discuss majors: how your major helped you, or not, and what potential it has for setting up success.
Talk about volunteer work and how those experiences can be used to enrich a resume.
Help them reflect on their academic or career interests so they can develop greater awareness about how to make the right choices.
Brainstorm ways to stand out in the job application and interview process (share examples).