Students fill up an application form indicating their long and short-term goals, and optionally, a preferred mentor.
Mentors are listed on Mentors Web Page, with their areas of interest, a brief statement about their work and their strengths.
Mentees reach out to mentors to see if they are available.
Mentors may accept or reject.
Mentoring relationship lasts about 3 months or 6 meetings. This is so that multiple students can benefit from the program.
Note: For the first batch of students, the organizers will match mentees and mentors based on the applications submitted by the students.
Each mentor will mentor a small number of mentees. The mentee-mentor meeting is setup individually, at mutual convenience of mentor and mentee.
All the mentors/mentees who participated will be requested to submit feedback about their experience after the mentoring phase concludes, which could last 2-6 months.
After the mentor/student match, the student and mentor set up a mutually agreeable time to meet using a voice/video conference.
We expect that mentoring sessions should be about 30 mins - 1 hour, 2 times a month.
Total mentoring duration could last 2 months - 6 months. After that they can mutually decide if they want to continue to meet.
Some Topics of Discussion
The most common questions from students revolve around career and next steps:
Help with entrepreneurship, technical skills, robotics, etc
Any other advice that can improve a student’s life
Improving soft skills
Characteristics of success in academia / industry / government and so on.
Organizing Job Search
What are the life experiences of mentor so far
What are the life of a software engineer/data scientist/entrepreneur… about?
Starting a company
Is it worth going abroad for a job? Is it worth settling there? And many more …...