How to be a good mentee.

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by Devesh Rathore on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Geekery (Science, Tech and Life Hacks)

Session type

Technical level


Be it entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, career professionals or just plain old john/jane doe; surrounding oneself with an ever evolving set of mentors and leveraging their support and insights is super critical to everyone's journey through life.

In this talk i intend to lay out some basic structured approach to the why and a how to go about locating, soliciting, engaging and following-up as a model mentee.


  • Mentor Mentee Relationship - A primer
  • Identifying & Enlisting Mentors
  • Do's & Don'ts of being a Good Mentee
  • Paying Forward as a Mentee

Speaker bio

Career 1.0: Software Engineer
-- 11+ years with Microsoft in Redmond in the xbox division. -- First hand exposure to world class mentors (as a mentee).

PGPX from IIM-A.

Career 2.0: Start-Up Ecosystem Newbie
-- ~2 years heading ops at a tech incubator which itself is in a startup mode. -- Deluged with mentoring/counseling 1:1 time with hordes of awesome young & naive & ambitious aspriant entrepreneurs.