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CWU Professional Network mentees and mentors gave feedback after participating in SAA Career Mentoring, WSELP Mentoring, or DHC Alumni Mentoring pilot programs. 80% of mentees and mentors responded to the survey. 

Frequency of Contact Pie Chart

Mentee disposition chart
Mentor help chart
Program value pie chart
Retention chart
Frequency of Contact Pie Chart
Preferred Communication Chart
Mentors helping chart
Mentors focus chart
Mentor Satisfaction chart
Staff check-in chart
Mentor-Staff communication chart

The Impact of Peer Mentoring

Impact of Peer Monitoring

The Career Services Peer Advisors had over 500 contacts with students in a single year. In three years, Peer Advisors had over 3,500 contacts, helping students with resumes and cover letters, and other career issues. 

Mentoring Initiative's Inventory Survey

$250 goes to Careers in Higher Education! 
CWU Alumni and Constituent Relations donated $250 as an incentive to complete the Mentoring Inventory Survey. All respondents were entered into the drawing, and the winner was able to choose a CWU mentoring program of their choice to give the funds to. Thank you Alumni and congrats to Careers in Higher Education!

The Mentoring Initiative’s first endeavor was to find out what forms and types of mentorship already existed on
CWU’s campus.

Results Pie ChartThe survey ended up serving as a launching point for identifying formal mentoring programs and the key factors to consider when establishing a mentoring program.

The majority of respondents are personally involved in some form of mentoring at CWU.



Formal or both formal/informal mentoring programs respondents are personally involved in:

ProgramCollege/Dept./OfficeMentoring Relationship Type
Discover OrientationNew Student ProgramTraditional- Professional to Student; Traditional- Staff to Student; Traditional- Faculty to Student; Peer- Student to Student
Resident AdvisorResidence LifeTraditional- Staff to Student; Peer- Student to Student
Learning Support ServicesLSS (Student Achievement)Traditional- Staff to Student; Traditional- Faculty to Student; Peer- Student to Student; Peer- Staff/Faculty to Staff/Faculty
Careers in Higher Education
Student SuccessTraditional- Staff to Student
DHC LLC Peer MentorsDouglas Honors CollegePeer- Student to Student
Southeast Yakima Sports  
First Generation Student Organization Traditional- Professional to Student; Traditional- Staff to Student; Peer- Staff/Faculty to Staff/Faculty
Sophomore Success StoriesSophomore Year Experience 
HEP (Higher Education Professionals)
HEP (Higher Education Professionals)  
UnknownCollege of BusinessPeer- Staff/Faculty to Staff/Faculty

Informal Mentoring: Types of mentoring relationships respondents identified in Informal Mentoring they’re personally involved in

Informal Mentoring Chart

Programs Identified by respondents as being associated with informal mentoring: SOURCE, Medical and Counseling Clinic, College Success Foundation

The majority of respondents stated that the informal mentoring they’re involved in is not associated to an existing program.

Rate the importance of each resource for establishing a sustainable mentoring program:

Importance Rating Chart

The top 3 resource the majority of respondents listed as ‘Very Important’ or ‘Important’:  Arranged Follow-Up, Structure, Mentor Training

Types of mentorship respondents would like to see take place within their CWU college/department/office:

“Mentors help reduce dropout rates and increase the sense of community. Would have such a better time here if I knew people cared about me.”

“I would like to have a mentor to sharpen my professionalism (e-mail communication, meeting etiquette, university structure, etc.).”

The survey was sent to at least one person from each of the following departments:

  • Public Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Douglas Honors College
  • Financial Aid
  • Orientation
  • Housing
  • Advising
  • Career Services
  • Ctr. for Leadership & Community Engagement
  • Student Employment
  • Disability Services
  • Student Health & Counseling
  • Student Government
  • CAMP
  • Learning Support Services
  • TRIO
  • College Success Foundation
  • Wildcat Shop
  • Graduate Studies
  • Campus Life
  • Ctr. for Diversity & Social Justice
  • Athletics
  • International Studies and Programs
  • Wildcat Wellness Center
  • Recreation
  • Dining
  • Human Resources

Survey Response – 32 (not all questions were answered with each submitted survey)

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