After being matched with a mentor, mentees are expected to:
Own the learning process; practice self-awareness through reflection to understand personal vision (i.e. interests, values, strengths, career desires, etc.).
Admit errors and mistakes, recognize procrastination, and take responsibility for actions.
Initiate consistent and timely communication with the mentor.
Solicit feedback from the mentor regularly.
Give feedback to the mentor and demonstrate appreciation for their suggestion.
Set SMART goals and have the mentor evaluate them.
Evaluate progress by setting performance criteria and tracking achievements.
Be open-minded and show interest in new perspectives.
Be an active listener (i.e. in meetings, on the phone, in email responses).
Use tact in communicating difference of opinion.