The NASPA APIKC E-Mentoring Program connects Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander student affairs professionals with mentors and mentees who can build one-on-one relationships across the boundaries of geography.
As API professionals, we need to support and expand the pipeline of graduate students and new professionals, nurture the development of mid-level professionals, and support our trailblazers in upper-level administration. Through the E-Mentoring Program, our goal is to strengthen the API student affairs community by fostering personal relationships amongst colleagues.
This three-tiered mentoring program will pair mid-level professionals to mentor graduate students and new professionals, pair senior-level professionals to mentor mid-level professionals, and pair senior-level administrators with other senior-level administrators to provide collegial mentoring.
Once a mentor and mentee has been identified, the pair is encouraged to meet-up within a month, and introduce themselves in person or via online video conferencing (i.e. Skype). It is encouraged that the mentor and mentee communicate more frequently at the beginning (perhaps once a month). The two of you will determine how you chose to develop and utilize your mentoring relationship. The E-Mentoring Program will periodically send updates, discussion topics and activities to encourage dialogue and interactions between mentor and mentee.
If you would like more information or would like to sign up to be a mentor or mentee, please contact the E-Mentoring Program Coordinator.
This option provides individuals with the opportunity to ask a quick question or to seek advice from a seasoned professional or expert. A list of mentors and their profiles are available for individuals to review and find the appropriate person to contact. Drop-in mentoring can be seen as a non-committal one-time mentoring session or an opportunity to develop a long-term mentoring relationship.
1. Look at the list of available mentors and their profiles. Find someone that may have the expertise or experience to answer your question(s).
2. Send an email to the individual with your specific question(s). Make sure you introduce yourself and identify yourself as part of APIKC, and that you got their contact through the E-Mentoring Program.
3. The mentor will respond within 72 hours with a answer to your question or to set-up a meeting to have more dialogue.
If you would like more information or would like to sign up to be a mentor, please contact the E-Mentoring Program Coordinator.