Who can participate as a Mentee?
The Mentoring program provides SPE Student Chapter members an opportunity to gain industry insight and career guidance from an industry expert. Also they have the chance to gain academic direction and ultimately build strong bonds as was proof from past mentorship programs.
How long is the commitment?
A mentoring relationship is a 6 months commitment communicating with your mentor (two or more times per month) by email, telephone, Skype or other forms of social media. We hope that 2021 will give the opportunity to meet in person :).
What is expected of a Mentee?
Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship.
Communicate what you want from the mentoring relationship including your goals and aspirations. Be open and honest with your mentor about your strengths and weaknesses. Set aside time for the mentoring pro-cess and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor. Put your time with your mentor to good use by planning topics ahead of the call.
Respond to your mentor’s feedback in a timely manner.
What do Mentors typically share with Mentees?
• Professional experience;
• Industry trends;
• Advices for defining and reaching goals;
• Job interview tips and resume reviews for students;
• Recommendations for additional education or development;
• Academic guidance for students.
What Mentors do not typically provide to Mentees?
• Supplemental tutoring with school projects, papers and research;
• Internships or job offers;
SPE Romanian Section is gearing up for the 5th edition of the Mentoring Program! We have finalized 4 editions and learnt a lot. We look forward to 2021 and the new mentoring groups that will be created! Watch for the application forms for mentors that will be shortly sent out!
To mentor or to be mentored? That is the answer!
What is NEXT?
Next is a transition. A period of working on ourselves to improve and diversify our skills. A time to to work on our strengths and make the most out of the current situation in the world and in the industry. Stay true to yourselves. Stay true to your convictions and work on making this world a bit better, every day.
Join the Mentoring Program. It can be fun and it gives perspective and opportunity for both mentors and mentees! 2021 Mentoring Program is the chance to make a change!