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 1 2015 - Lake Side Campuses
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 always accepting new mentors and mentees. There are two six-month cycles in a year during which mentors and mentees will be paired. Submit your information here and we'll be in touch in February for the 1st cycle and August for the 2nd cycle of the year.
LUC & Me If you are interested in participating in LUC & Me, please 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