The mentor is responsible for initially contacting the mentee to find a mutually agreed upon form of communication. In order to maintain social distancing, all meetings are expected be virtual. Please be mindful of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and local requirements.
Mentees and mentors should work together to shape the conversation to your unique needs and interests. Conversation topics may include navigating the industry during this challenging time, portfolios and portfolio reviews, resumes, and how everyone is maintaining routine, wellness, and mental health at this time.
Before you have that first conversation, take some time to think about your goals for this relationship, the time you’d like to devote to it, and what you’d like to learn from a mentor before you have that first conversation.Some questions you may want to ask your mentee to get started:
- What do you love about your life right now?
- What are your expectations of this relationship/what do you want to get out of this?
- Tell me what your interests are beyond landscape architecture (hobbies, etc.).