How to be a good mentee.

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by Devesh Rathore on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Section
Geekery (Science, Tech and Life Hacks)

Session type
Lecture

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

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.

Description

  • 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.

in.linkedin.com/in/deveshrathore/