By: Diana Tsai

  1. SET A PURPOSE. What knowledge would you like to acquire? Express your goal in the first 5 minutes of your conversation.
  2. BREAK THE ICE. Break the ice by asking your mentor for his/her story. Listening builds camraderie and context. Your mentor has taken time to be here for you, get to know them on a personal level. Life is too short for just transactional relationships, build authentic friendships.
  3. GIVE THANKS. And finally, mentors all love a thank you letter. All our mentors are volunteers and here for you, and they treasure hearing from you.

BONUS. Want more? This article gives you 18 tips on building strong networks and mentors.

Author - Diana Tsai

I may not have all the answers to transition & job search but I'm 90%-certain I can connect you to the right mentors on our platform who do!!

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