Getting ready for your first mentoring session

Become a great Mentee

Prepare your mindset to become a great mentee. Get clear on three key aspects of before reaching out to your desired Mentor. Congratulations, you have mastered the first essential step:

1. Be prepared.

Before meeting your mentor make sure to be prepared. Write down your questions as well as your expectations and goals you would like to accomplish. Don't be afraid to admit your struggles and work out a plan together.

2. Appreciate your Mentor.

It’s important to be appreciative, both explicitly and through your interactions when booking time with your mentor. Mentors are usually very busy people.

3. Be committed.

One of the best ways to show appreciation is through commitment: Meeting regularly, being punctual, trying suggestions, sharing outcomes (both failures and successes). By regularly talking with your mentor you show that you’re committed and that you appreciate their insight and feedback.