Become a Mentor
Prospective mentors are experienced employees with at least two years of service to Georgia Tech and have the desire to foster a sense of empowerment within their mentee. Benefits of being a mentor include:
- Hands-on experience in leadership
- Communication and personal skills development
- Job and industry knowledge reinforcement
- Confidence and coaching enhancement
Become a Mentee
Prospective mentees have at least one year of service to Georgia Tech and seek an opportunity to increase self-efficacy while using their mentor as a guide. Benefits of having a mentor include:
- Ownership and engagement in your personal and professional development
- Strategic introductions and networking opportunities
- Insights, connections, and resources to aid in your career path
My mentee is absolutely one of the best people I have ever met, and I can now also call her my friend. She has taught me to be objective, inquisitive, and compassionate regarding a cause. I hope I’ve helped her personally and professionally, but I know she’s helped me.”
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
1. Create a Mentorship Profile
Interested mentees or mentors should create a mentorship profile through our MentorCliq system. Registration takes about three minutes to complete and can be completed at any time of the year.
2. Respond to Mentorship Request
Based on your selected set of mentoring based competencies and a personality assessment, mentoring pairs are strategically matched to ensure a rich and transparent relationship. Successful pairings are notified via email. There is a possibility that you will not get matched.
3. Establish Mentee-Mentor Meetings
Once a match is made, the mentorship pair will meet to determine individual and collective professional goals and to establish a regular cadence of check-in meetings.
4. Co-Create Your Experience
As professional partners, you decide your time commitment. We recommend one hour per month but many commit more time. The mentoring relationship will last as long as the partners have a need and find value in the experience.
Although my mentee had a longer tenure at Georgia Tech, we were able to mutually agree upon building and establishing a vulnerable and transparent relationship where we confided with each other. I was able to provide career guidance, interview preparation best practices, performance and conflict management coaching, effective communication skills, professional development opportunities, and tips to effectively cultivate and establish professional interpersonal relationships.
Listen: The Interruptions Podcast - Mentor Relationships
Mentorship relationships are a key component for navigating personal and professional challenges more seamlessly. In Episode 8 of the Interruptions podcast, LaTrese Ferguson, manager of Workplace Learning & Professional Development, discusses lessons from Georgia Tech’s mentoring program and two past participants share their own successful mentoring experience.