Phocuswright Connects Mentee Info


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I choose a mentor?​ First, complete your profile to inform others in the program about what you're looking to gain out of the mentorship. Then browse through the list of mentors and send a mentoring request to those you would like to connect with.
  • How long will the mentors be available?​ We ask our mentors to make commitments of at least six months in order to ensure that the mentee is able to fully benefit from the relationship. If a mentor must leave the relationship early, we request at least one month's notice in order to search for a replacement mentor with similar background.
  • What should I do if my mentoring relationship isn't going well?​ ​ We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contacting a program administrator as soon as possible. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.

Mentees: Do

  • Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship.
  • Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your goals and aspirations to your mentor. Balance a personal and professional relationship with your mentor.
  • Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor.
  • Put the time with your mentor to its best use. Come to your meetings with planned topics for discussion.
  • Respond in a timely manner to your mentor's feedback. Respond to emails from your mentor within two days of receipt.
  • Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses.
  • If something concerning the mentor needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.

Mentees: Don't

  • Ask for advice on everything. Have a purpose in each request.
  • Blame the mentor if his or her advice doesn't work out.
  • Expect the mentor to know all the answers.
  • Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
  • Cancel meetings/visits with your mentor at the last minute.

More Information

Contact our team for more information about the Phocuswright Connects Mentorship Program: