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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  • IXDAhttp://www.ixda.org/about/participate/request-mentorIA Institute http://iainstitute.org/en/members/mentoring/mentoring_program.phpUK UPAhttp://ukupa.org.uk/development/find-a-mentor/
  • IAInstitute has guidehttp://iainstitute.org/en/members/mentoring/speed_mentoring.php
  • http://uxmag.com/articles/a-case-for-mentorship
  • http://iainstitute.org/en/members/mentoring/mentoring_what_to_expect.php
  • Motivational Lessons for Mentees

    1. 1. MOTIVATIONAL LESSONS FOR MENTEES Mike Ryan @ryaninteractive http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fire02.jpg
    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. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Museum_of_Lincolnshire_Life,_Lincoln,_England_-_DSCF1724.JPG
    4. 4. 1. Why should you get a mentor? EMPLOYMENT A mentor can help you land your dream job. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonald%27s_BigMac_ja-2.jpg
    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. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stunt_Rider,_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? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Toy_Robot,_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. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cows.jpg
    8. 8. 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK LOCAL Easiest place to find and maintain contact is at work. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cubicle_land.jpg
    9. 9. 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK EVERYWHERE A broad search can find more specific skills. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acharya_Jungle.jpg
    10. 10. 3. Where can you find a mentor? FORMAL PROGRAMS IxDA, the IA Institute and UK UPA have all had mentoring programs. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Hackel_Suit_and_Tie.JPG
    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 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2011_Medicen_Business_dating.jpg
    12. 12. 4. Engaging your mentor TERMS Formally or informally you should discuss terms and logistics. http://iainstitute.org/documents/mentoring/mentoring_agreement.pdf
    13. 13. 4. Engaging your mentor SEEK ANSWERS Ask your mentor all sorts of questions. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Microphone_studio.jpg
    14. 14. 4. Engaging your mentor REACH OUT Don’t expect them to come to you. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rainbow%27s_End,_London_N14_-_geograph.org.uk_-_785970.jpg
    15. 15. 4. Engaging your mentor SPEAK UP Don’t always agree. Keep things interesting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabine01/717745775
    16. 16. 4. Engaging your mentor OPEN UP Don’t be guarded. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gull_portrait.JPG
    17. 17. 4. Engaging your mentor FEEDBACK Critiques will help you improve. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angry_tiger.jpg
    18. 18. 4. Engaging your mentor WORK IT You need to work at the relationship. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gutstug2.jpg
    19. 19. 5. Give back to your mentor. GIVE BACK Tips & tricks http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JCB_3CX_backhoe_loader,_Florida,_backhoe_trick_4.jpg
    20. 20. 6. Give back to the community. GIVE BACK “By teaching we are learning.” - Seneca http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipe-tan_in_Santa_Costume.png
    21. 21. REFERENCES• http://www.fastcompany.com/1814941/mentors-are- useless?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu m=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlin es+%28Fast+Company+Headlines%29• http://uxmag.com/articles/a-case-for-mentorship• http://iainstitute.org/en/members/mentoring/mentoring_w hat_to_expect.php• http://www.ixda.org/about/participate/request-mentor

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