5 Minutes, 5 Questions: Emma Shields

Emma Shield’s is new to US in Schools Mentoring this year and one of two winners for December’s Mentor of the Month. Ahead of the Christmas break Emma set her mentees off on their Research Task, encouraging them to take on a challenging subject. Emma shared with her fellow mentors how to set the Research Task with mentees, supporting them in how to approach this conversation. A truly supportive mentor to her peers and her mentees. Here’s how she answered her 5 Minutes5 Questions:

Where are you from:

December 2017 - Emma Shields (Saint Pius X)I am from Warrington.

What are you studying:
I study Law with Spanish Law.

Where are you mentoring:
I mentor at Saint Pius X Catholic High School in Wath-upon-Dearne (Rotherham).

What made you want to become a mentor:

I wanted to become a mentor to gain experience working with children and so I could encourage mentees to consider going to university in the future.

What is the best thing about mentoring so far and what are you most looking forward to:

The best thing about mentoring so far is when the mentees came to visit the University and I could see how much they enjoyed themselves and a few of them have expressed interest in going to university since this visit. I am most looking forward to conducting mock job interviews with my mentees in the coming weeks so I can help to develop their confidence in situations such as job interviews.

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