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Basics of Mentoring

Why Mentoring?

Mentoring can help acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to progress in your career.

    Good mentoring results in:
  • personal and career growth
  • network building
  • leadership development
  • experiential learning
  • knowledge exchange
  • career development and skills exchange

Participant Roles

Here are some typical activities each role engages in the mentor relationship.

    The mentor...
  • Assists the mentee in developing a mentoring plan
  • Provides or directs opportunity for experience-based learning
  • Provides coaching and feedback
    The candidate...
  • Schedules mentoring meetings
  • Takes action based upon the mentoring relationship
  • Integrates mentoring information into career planning


Mentoring Process

In order to have an effective mentoring process, the following parameters are suggested:

    Both the mentor and the candidate...
  • Should establish guidelines and agendas for your meetings (if time permits)
  • Set goals for both the mentor and candidate on what they would like to accomplish by the end of the mentorship.
  • Meet as frequently as is convenient for both participants to facilitate the mentorship
  • Share information and perspectives on projects, coursework, and other related materials.

If you're interested in becoming a mentor or mentee:

> Sign up for the UXPA Mentorship Program today!

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