WHAT IS MENTORSHIP AT IE UNIVERSITY?
Once accepted and registered at IEU, incoming freshmen can apply for a place in the program, which entitles them to a range of benefits and perks to get them off to the best start possible.
MENTORSHIP SOCIETY 2020 CALENDAR
MAY / JUNE / JULY
Students who have reserved a place at IEU receive via email an invitation to apply.
Prospective Mentees may begin submitting applications online.
New Mentee applications continue to be accepted and assigned through the month.
Aug. 3: Round One Mentor assignments are sent out.
Aug. 21: Round Two Mentor assignments are sent out.
Mentees may contact their Mentors with any questions as soon as they have received their assignments.
Sept. 1: Round 3 Mentor assignments are sent out.
Saturday Sept. 5 (Date TBC): Mentorship Society Kick-Off Event (for all Society members)– Mentees gather to socialize and meet their Mentors.
Week of Sept. 7 (Date TBC): New Student Orientation week.
Mentors may organize informal get-togethers with their Mentees (a meal, outing, city tour, etc.).
Various events exclusive to Society members will be held (Details TBA).
New students can continue to apply until Sept. 30.
Mentors continue to be available to offer advice and support through the mid-term exam period.
NOVEMBER & BEYOND
Mentees submit feedback on their mentorship experience online.
Many Mentor-Mentee relationships continue throughout a student’s time at IE University… and some Mentees decide to become Mentors in future editions! Applications for the following year open in the Spring term.
Mentorship Society 2020 Calendar
How do I apply for the Mentorship Society?
Once you are accepted to IEU and have paid your place reservation fee, you will receive an email from the Mentorship Society inviting you to apply. This message contains the link to our Online Application Form. It is very important that you submit complete, well-considered answers if you would like to be accepted to the program and for us to assign you to a Mentor that is a good match for you.
When can I apply to be a Mentee?
Anytime between May and September 2020. Once you have paid your place reservation fee, keep an eye on your email inbox for a message with "Mentorship Society" in the subject line (do not forget to check your SPAM folder!).
If I am accepted, when can I expect to hear from my Mentor?
Depending on when you submit your application, you may receive news of your acceptance anytime from August to the end of September, when the application period closes. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. However, there will be places kept available for desirable candidates throughout the registration period.
Accepted Mentees will receive their assigned Mentor's name and contact details in one of three rounds (depending on the timing of their application) beginning on August 3rd. Mentees can expect a welcome message from their Mentor around the time they receive their Mentor assignment email. See our Calendar above for further details.
How are Mentees selected from among the applicant pool?
Your application will be assessed on the quality of your responses and providing that you submit a fully detailed application form. We are looking for first-years who are excited to participate in our Mentorship community and willing to commit to their active involvement through the first semester.
If you leave answers blank, or give only short, perfunctory answers to some questions, this may be considered grounds for discarding the application.
What if I change my mind about applying?
The application period will begin in May and last through the end of September: this means that even if you do not apply over the summer, it is still possible to apply after you arrive at IEU in September. Keep in mind, however, that there are fewer spots allotted for new Mentees accepted later in the application period, so the earlier you apply, the better.
If for some reason you decide that you do not wish to participate after submitting an application, please email us to notify us of the change (see contact details below).