Motivational Lessons for Mentees
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Motivational Lessons for Mentees



Answers the following questions ...

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?

Link to video



Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



3 Embeds 46 43 2 1



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.


11 of 1

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • IXDA Institute UPA
  • IAInstitute has guide

Motivational Lessons for Mentees Motivational Lessons for Mentees Presentation Transcript

  • MOTIVATIONAL LESSONS FOR MENTEES Mike Ryan @ryaninteractive
  • MY MENTORSChristina Tsai, Chauncey Wilson & Will Schroeder
  • 1. Why should you get a mentor? KNOWLEDGE A mentor can guide and help you focus your UX experience.,_Lincoln,_England_-_DSCF1724.JPG
  • 1. Why should you get a mentor? EMPLOYMENT A mentor can help you land your dream job.
  • 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
  • 2. What type of mentor and relationship do you want? QUALIFICATIONS What kind of experience do you want your mentor to have?,_large.jpg
  • 2. What type of mentor and relationship do you want? RELATIONSHIP Could be formal or casual. Meetings can be in person or virtual.
  • 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK LOCAL Easiest place to find and maintain contact is at work.
  • 3. Where can you find a mentor? LOOK EVERYWHERE A broad search can find more specific skills.
  • 3. Where can you find a mentor? FORMAL PROGRAMS IxDA, the IA Institute and UK UPA have all had mentoring programs.
  • 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
  • 4. Engaging your mentor TERMS Formally or informally you should discuss terms and logistics.
  • 4. Engaging your mentor SEEK ANSWERS Ask your mentor all sorts of questions.
  • 4. Engaging your mentor REACH OUT Don’t expect them to come to you.,
  • 4. Engaging your mentor SPEAK UP Don’t always agree. Keep things interesting.
  • 4. Engaging your mentor OPEN UP Don’t be guarded.
  • 4. Engaging your mentor FEEDBACK Critiques will help you improve.
  • 4. Engaging your mentor WORK IT You need to work at the relationship.
  • 5. Give back to your mentor. GIVE BACK Tips & tricks,_Florida,_backhoe_trick_4.jpg
  • 6. Give back to the community. GIVE BACK “By teaching we are learning.” - Seneca
  • 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•