Fall Group Mentoring Experience Sessions
Welcome to the CLIMB Online Mentor Training site!
Here, we have assembled the resources that you will need to prepare you to be a mentor to our students here at Columbia College.
Instructions for the online training:
- Read the 2016 Mentor Handbook OR Review the Mentor Training Powerpoint Presentation
- Complete the Mentor Online Training Orientation.
- Once we receive your completed orientation form, someone from our office will be in contact with you with steps on how to move forward.
*While it is not a requirement, you also may wish to view the Training Workshop video. Here, you will hear from the director of program, Chante Clarkson, as she discusses the program in more detail as well as from two of our current mentors as they talk about their mentoring experience.
Mentor Training Resources
- Training Workshop video
- *Mentor Training PowerPoint presentation
- *Mentor Training Orientation (for new mentors)
- Mentor Training Group Activity handout
- 2016 Mentor Handbook
- Other Mentor Resources
Choosing a Mentoring Option
If you have not yet chosen which option you would like to participate in or if you have chosen the Group Experience option and have not yet chosen one of the three meeting dates, you may do so by clicking on the link below.
TRAINING WORKSHOP VIDEO
|This handbook contains the goals, policies, procedures, etc for the Columbia College Mentoring Program.|
|1st Meeting Form||
Both mentor and mentee should fill out one of these at your first meeting. This form contains information gathering, relationship parameters and goal setting questions.
|FERPA Form||This form allows the mentor to obtain contact information on the mentee. Both are required to sign this form and turn in to the Center for Academic and Professional Advising in the Ariail House.
|Conversation Guide||This guide will aid the mentor and mentee to start their relationship by engaging in collaborative conversation.|
Mentoring is an essential leadership skill. In addition to managing and motivating people, it's also important that you can help others learn, grow and become more ...
This article is about building a support system which allows for conversation, exchanging ideas and constructive advice. Although the article is geared more toward a work/supervision mentoring relationship the 8 qualities still hold true for a student/professional relationship. Building trust, being an active listener and a cheerleader are just a few of the qualities covered in the article that can make a huge difference in your mentee’s experience. (read more...)
As a mentor you can provide in two different ways: through constructive feedback or through praise and criticism. Constructive feedback is far superior in helping the mentee gain valuable information about him or herself and, done properly, it can go a long way in boosting self-confidence and building rapport. (read more...)
So you’ve been asked to be a mentor for someone – that’s great! But what exactly do you do as a career mentor? This article contains a list of some suggested training and mentoring activities that you and your mentee can use as inspiration.
The above video link is from the August 2016 Mentor Training Workshop. This will take you to our Online Mentor Training page where you can view this video. If you were not able to make the training session or have recently joined the program, this is a great way to learn what the program is all about and give you some details of the two mentoring options avaiable.
Success Story Videos: The following video is from our 2016 Mentor/Mentee Appreciation Dinner. This video shows first hand how being a mentor can have a tremendous impact on a student's life.
Reflections on the One-on-One Mentoring Session
Reflecting is an important part of any learning. Take time after each mentoring session to think about:
- What went well?
- Where did we get stuck?
- What can we do differently?
- Was I prepared? On time? Engaged?
- Did I appropriately answer the questions my mentee had for me? Was I honest? Did I listen?
- Did I encourage my mentee to explore her own ideas for answers?
- Did I challenge her to think?
- How did I help my mentee today?
Video 1: Being a Columbia College mentor
Video 2: How To Mentor Someone: A 3-Minute Crash Course
Video 3: Mentoring: How to be an effective mentor
Back to Mentor Program page
Since its inception, the CLIMB Mentor Program has matched students with more than 400 professional women from over 225 companies in the community. These companies are listed below:
* - Columbia College Mentoring Partner
Absolute Total Care
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Airport High School
AllSouth Federal Credit Union*
Alternatives In Homecare
American Business Women's Association*
Ascension Lutheran Church
Arts as Medicine
Aspire Early Learning Ctr
At Home Parent
Babcock Center, Inc
Bank of America
BCBS of SC
Beaufort School District
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC*
Blythewood Middle School
Camden High School
CAP Counseling LLC
CareCam Health Systems
Carolina School for Inquiry-Rich One
Central Carolina Community Foundation
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity
Chapin Middle School*
Chappell, Smith and Arden Law Firm
Children’s Trust of South Carolina
City of Columbia
Clear Vision Seminars
Coldwell Banker United
Columbia Housing Authority
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia Regional Visitor Center
Community Opportunity Resource
Community Relations Council
Computer Sciences Corporation
Companion Data Services
Daniels Law Firm
Designed Just Right
Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
Department of Public Health Sciences
Department of the Army
Diligard Edwards, LLC
Dorchester School District 2
DuPont Protection Technologies
Dutchman Creek Middle School
Early Autism Project*
Fairfield County School District
Find Great People
First Community Bank*
Gaillard Management Corporation
General Federation of Women's Clubs*
Girls on the Run*
Grace Outdoor Advertising
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Home Advantage Realty
I Am Tiffany J
IMPACT Career Coaching
J Markowitz MD & Associates
Jasper County School District
Joseph Keels Elementary - Richland 2
Joy Saadiq Makeup Artistry
Junior Achievement of SC
K. Scott & Associates, LLC
Kershaw County Schools
Kirkland Correctional Institute
Langford Elementary-Richland Two
Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Lexington Medical Center
Lexington School District 1
Lexington School District 2
Lexington School District 4-Frances Mack
Lexington School District 5
Lexington/Richland School District 5
LICS of SC
Linda Renwick Realty
Livingston Insurance Agency
LLE Construction Group
LS3P Engage Design Transform
M. Gallery Interiors
McAngus Goudelock & Courie
McNair Law Firm
Medical University of SC
Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc.
Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism
Midlands Cardiology Associates
Midlands Education & Business Alliance (MEBA)
Midlands Technical College
Molinal Health Care
My Dessert Bar
National Advocacy Center (NAC)
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Office of Senator Lindsey Graham
Orgburg-Calhoun Tech College
Palmetto Center For Women*
Palmetto Dance Ctr
Palmetto Early Beginnings
Palmetto Health Foundation
Palmetto Health Hospital
Palmetto Health Hospice
Palmetto State Teachers Association*
Pathology Association of Lexington
Preston Residential College, USC
Pruitt Health Therapy Services
Regional Clinical Specialist
Resolution Solutions in Education, LLC
Richardson, Plowden and Robinson P.A.
Richland Co. Library
Richland County Council
Richland District 1
Richland District 2*
Richland District 2 Charter High School
Round Top Elementary - 5th gr
Russell & Jeffcoat
S2TEM Centers SC
Saluda River Academy for the Arts
SC Appleseed Legal Justice
SC Army National Guard
SC Assoc of Counties
SC Dept of Corrections
SC Dept of Housing and Urban Development
SC Dept of Justice
SC Dept of Revenue
SC Dept of Social Services
SC Highway Patrol
SC House of Representatives
SC Speech Language Hearing*
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
South Carolina Department of Education
The South Carolina Education Association
South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation*
South Carolina Judicial Department
South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers
South Carolina Primary Healthcare Association
South Carolina State Museum
South University School of Pharmacy
Spring Valley High School*
Student - Law
TCube Solutions, Inc
Tell Them SC
Terminix Service, Inc
The Gold Standard
The Hive CC
The South Carolina Education Association
Time Warner Cable
UCI Medical Affiliates
Unbound Dance Company
United Way of the Midlands
US Army Garrison- Ft Jackson
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development/Designed Just Right
US Dept of Justice
US Postal Service
US Property and Fiscal Office of SC
USC - Arnold School of Public Health
Vista Smiles of Columbia
Widows of Opportunity*
Willis Professional Services
Women in Philanthropy*
Zynx Health, Inc.
* - Columbia College Mentoring Partner
If you are already a part of our CLIMB Mentoring Program as a mentee or a mentor, we would like to invite you to our upcoming reception so that we can say 'Thank you' for your involvement this past year.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would be able to join us on April 14 as we prepare for this exciting event!