Welcome and thank you for your interest in being a mentor.
Your voice, support, and knowledge will help guide a student or a professional on their career journey. As a potential mentor, you will be joining a seasoned group of mentors as we engage in mentoring a multi-generational and diverse group of mentees.
You will have an opportunity to share your genius, learn from their geniuses, share laughs, reminisce, see them blossom, and cheer them on!
We use key engagement metrics to measure success.
All mentors must commit to the mentoring guidelines and duration set forth by our program.
We have two mentoring sessions each year:
- Spring (February through the first week of May)
- Fall (August through November)
Signups begin in December/January for the Spring session and July/August for the Fall session.
How do mentors benefit from the program?
Apart from the satisfaction of helping someone else and seeing them reach goals, they’ve set; mentors bring unique perspectives to our chapter from their own experiences. Through these lenses, they provide fresh insights and drive successes through innovative ways by motivating mentees in a unique way while helping to rejuvenate the chapter each year.
As mentors help mentees evaluate their career issues and goals, they often find themselves doing some worthwhile soul searching as well. In general, research shows other powerful benefits mentors can derive from mentoring.
What is expected of mentors?
Mentors are asked to dedicate regular time for:
- A weekly 30 minutes meeting with mentees (all meetings are virtual via zoom and initiated by mentees)
- Provide a (1 hour) presentation on a Technical Publications topic that is relative to your experience
- Provide a testimonial of your mentor/mentee experience (written or on video)
- Follow mentoring guidelines established by the chapter
- Commit to the duration of the mentoring session
- Provide immediate feedback if any issue arise with mentee/mentor collaboration
- Attend All Mentees/Mentors events
How is the matching done?
The Mentoring Coordinator reviews the mentee application, uses the best match attributes to connect the mentee with a mentor.
What if the mentor/mentee can’t get along?
If for whatever reason the original mentor/mentee pair does not work out, both can separately notify the coordinator to be released and reassigned. It’s a “no-fault” process to ensure that everyone starts the program with a match they feel enthusiastic about.
Ready to Get Started?
Send an email to: email@example.com
And we will send you a short questionnaire to complete.
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