Motivational Lessons for Mentees


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Answers the following questions
- Why should you get a mentor?
- What are the different kinds of mentor relationships?
- Where can I find a mentor?
- What should I expect from the relationship?
- How do I engage with my mentor?
- How can I give back?

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  • Motivational Lessons for Mentees

    1. 1. MOTIVATIONAL LESSONS FOR MENTEES Mike Ryan @ryaninteractive
    2. 2. MY MENTORSChristina Tsai, Chauncey Wilson & Will Schroeder
    3. 3. 1. Why should you get a mentor? KNOWLEDGE A mentor can guide and help you focus your UX experience.,_Lincoln,_England_-_DSCF1724.JPG
    4. 4. 1. Why should you get a mentor? EMPLOYMENT A mentor can help you land your dream job.
    5. 5. 2. What type of mentor and relationship do you want? GOALS Define what you are looking for and are willing to commit to.,_Devon.jpg
    6. 6. 2. What type of mentor and relationship do you want? QUALIFICATIONS What kind of experience do you want your mentor to have?,_large.jpg
    7. 7. 2. What type of mentor and relationship do you want? RELATIONSHIP Could be formal or casual. Meetings can be in person or virtual.
    8. 8. 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK LOCAL Easiest place to find and maintain contact is at work.
    9. 9. 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK EVERYWHERE A broad search can find more specific skills.
    10. 10. 3. Where can you find a mentor? FORMAL PROGRAMS IxDA, the IA Institute and UK UPA have all had mentoring programs.
    11. 11. 3. Where can you find a mentor? SPEED MENTORING Talk to a potential mentor for 2-3 minutes then move on to the next. Guide
    12. 12. 4. Engaging your mentor TERMS Formally or informally you should discuss terms and logistics.
    13. 13. 4. Engaging your mentor SEEK ANSWERS Ask your mentor all sorts of questions.
    14. 14. 4. Engaging your mentor REACH OUT Don’t expect them to come to you.,
    15. 15. 4. Engaging your mentor SPEAK UP Don’t always agree. Keep things interesting.
    16. 16. 4. Engaging your mentor OPEN UP Don’t be guarded.
    17. 17. 4. Engaging your mentor FEEDBACK Critiques will help you improve.
    18. 18. 4. Engaging your mentor WORK IT You need to work at the relationship.
    19. 19. 5. Give back to your mentor. GIVE BACK Tips & tricks,_Florida,_backhoe_trick_4.jpg
    20. 20. 6. Give back to the community. GIVE BACK “By teaching we are learning.” - Seneca
    21. 21. REFERENCES• useless?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu m=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlin es+%28Fast+Company+Headlines%29•• hat_to_expect.php•