The Professional Mentoring program helps you to improve how you study and work, and to solidify your preparation for your professional future. The program is tailored to your needs, based on the results of the Elmbrook Professional Inventory (EPI), which assesses the five areas described below. The mentoring begins with a module of four weekly sessions. Upon completion a plan can be made for further modules, depending on how much of the curriculum you want to cover.

Optimal Focus

  • Learn to achieve and sustain the highest level of focus in your work.
  • Learn how to overcome distractions and to set challenging goals that call forth higher levels of intensity in concentration.
  • Perfect your organization of tasks and deadlines and make the best use of small amounts of time.

Forming Ideals

  • See professional work as a service you will carry out by means of your expertise.
  • Develop an awareness of your motivation for professional work and strive to move from self-centered to other-centered motivations.
  • See excellence in your studies as a necessary preparation for successful professional life.
  • Learn about ethics and ethical issues you will face in your chosen field.

Work and Life

  • Consider how your professional work will fit into the other aspects of your life, especially marriage and family.
  • Develop an overall strategy for choosing your extracurricular activities.
  • Craft a daily schedule that guarantees your energy will be sustainably refreshed.

Professional Collaboration

  • Understand the importance of working well within professional relationships.
  • Identify and develop necessary skills: listening, communicating, compromising, punctuality, optimism, etc.
  • Understand how to relate to others both as a professional and as a friend.

Professional Direction

  • Find a career that is a good fit for you.
  • Identify the steps normally required to achieve your desired position within your field.
  • Develop a plan for the first two years after college.
  • Have mentoring conversations with people in your chosen profession.


Giving a wider context for the ideals and methods of the Elmbrook Mentoring Program




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