The mentoring phase of the EECS mentoring program is continuous and lasts as long as the mentor and student want to maintain the relationship. However, at the end of the first year of the mentoring relationship, the student and mentor are asked to submit a satisfaction survey to the EECS mentoring board. The board willreview the student-mentor relationship and consider re-matching if that relationship has not met expectations.
The success of the mentoring phase is highly dependent on the relationship between the student and mentor. Face-to-face mentoring meetings and joint participation of the student and mentor in appropriate social or professional events strengthen this relationship. Additionally, it is critical to the success of the mentoring process that the student asks questions and shares professional interests and goals.