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Mentoring Others Results Excellence (M.O.R.E.) Program

What is the M.O.R.E. Program?

The Odessa College Mentoring Program is defined as a one-to-one relationship between an OC employee and an OC student. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student who needs a positive role model. Students involved in the mentoring program may be going through a difficult and/or challenging situation, a period of life in which they need extra support. Or they may simply need to have another significant adult present in their life. The goal of student mentoring is to help students involved in the mentoring program gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures.

See the M.O.R.E. Handbook for details about the program.

Check back for the Fall 2013 schedule.


Requirements

A total of 8 contacts with your mentor throughout the semester is required for completion of the Mentoring Program.


Student Eligibility

The program is offered as a free service to all OC students currently enrolled. All students must be taking a minimum of six college hour credits.


How do I Apply?

Please use the online form.  MENTORS   STUDENT MENTEES. For more information, call 335-6538 or fill out a Help Desk Form. The application is to help the M.O.R.E. team match you with your mentor or mentee for the semester. 


A "Good Mentor" is someone who:

  • Engages in a positive relationship with the student.
  • Gives attention to the student.
  • Has a positive self-esteem about himself/herself.
  • Reacts well to stressful situations.
  • Tolerates frustrating situations.
  • Listens well.
  • Communicates on a level that the student can understand.
  • Provides leadership.
  • Is a positive role model.
  • Meets on bi-weekly basis with the mentee
  • Shows up on time for sessions.
  • Is committed.
  • Accepts responsibilities.
  • Reinforces student’s success.

Students benefit by:

  • Receiving the support and guidance from an Odessa College faculty or staff member.
  • Receiving assistance with academic endeavors.
  • Experiencing greater self-esteem and motivation to succeed.
  • Receiving encouragement to stay in school and graduate.
  • Receiving assistance in choosing a career path.
  • Help transitioning into college
  • Someone to talk to regarding challenges in school and life
  • Building a fresh set of references for jobs & scholarships
  • Establishing a social and professional network on campus
  • Learn job skills from faculty/staff with experience
 
 
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