Become an E-Mentor

E-Mentorship is a “win-win” for all who are involved in the process: E- Mentors and E- mentees. Thank you for your interest in this programme!

The University of the West Indies and the entire region and Caribbean Diaspora benefit from the mentoring experience. E-Mentorship allows students, our future alumni. to take ownership of their careers and facilitates personal and professional growth with the help of our graduate population who volunteer their time as E-Mentors via the internet.

Q = What is a Mentor? A = A wise advisor

E-Mentors are UWI graduate volunteers and will offer advice to the best of their ability and from their personal experience. For matters to do with degree regulations, E-mentees must consult and adhere to the official university documentation available through their respective campus offices.

Alumni Online E-mentoring is a graduate/student support system to help UWI students with academic and career oriented questions to professionals in their field of study.

E-mentorship is providing the medium through which I can successfully transfer my wealth of knowledge obtained at the noble institution of The University of the West Indies as I assist future leaders. As such I feel great pride - "Pelican Pride" to be affiliated with this programme!

Sueann Kirkpatrick

Why become an E- mentor?

Think back to your university days. Do you want to try and assist students within your subject area/experience? If so, e- mentoring is one way you could have a real impact.

You are the expert: Throughout your career you have built up an impressive amount of knowledge about your field, the world of work and people, time and stress management. Being an e-mentor is the ideal chance for you to use what you have learned, and to give something back to students via email advice on a one-to-one basis. You can share your knowledge, experience and insight.

Find a match: You may e-mentor in variety of categories such as engineering, marketing, law, environmental sciences, media, communications, time management and the like. Please be sure to complete the Mentorship section of your AO Community Profile as fully as possible so that students can find the ideal "match", as they pose their questions (remember you may edit your profile and information section at any time).

Sign-up as an E-mentor here.

E-Mentorship Instructions

Identification of messages: To ensure that both E -Mentors and E-Mentees can easily identify messages, please use the following in the SUBJECT box of your message, as appropriate:

  • AO E-Mentee Question
  • AO E - Mentor Response

Frequency of messages: E-Mentors are asked to respond to the first email within 24 hours. Thereafter, the frequency of the messages is left to each mentoring pair. It is expected that e-mentoring will take less than an hour a week. As a rule of thumb, E-mentors should respond within 24 hours to any e-mail messages sent by their mentees.

If you don’t want to use your personal e-mail address and don’t yet have a permanent FREE UWI E-Mail for Life address click here.

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