Provide your mentees, advisees, and students with opportunities to share their backgrounds and experiences to create opportunities to connect interpersonally.

  • Opportunities to tell you about themselves helps students see you have an interest in their lives, both professionally and personally.
    • This can also provide a space for students from underrepresented groups feel welcome.
  • It’s important not to force people to share. You simply want to give students a chance to share if they want to.