Why have a mentor?
Navigating the higher education system can at times feel like a sole journey, but it does not need to be! A NATSIHEC mentor can help you navigate this space in a culturally safe space, that always you to speak your truth and find the right path on that fits you.
- Provide cultural support and understanding
- Be an impartial observer and sounding board
- Contribute viewpoints, advice, and information from their own knowledge, experience and expertise
- Support you to achieve your goals
- Assist you to refine your ideas and put them into practice
- Have contacts that will increase your personal and professional networks
- Provide accountability
- Ask you questions that you may never ask yourself
- See strengths and qualities in you that you haven’t noticed
- Work with you to generate workable solutions in a mutually respectful