Becoming a Mentee

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 Mentorship EDGE

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Become a Mentee

Looking for professional mentorship? You've come to the right place!

To apply please:

  1. Review our Participant Expectations listed below. 
  2. Review the Department of Education’s Employability Framework. This framework offers suggestions for valuable topics to discuss with your mentor. 
  3. Apply or join our mailing list.

 

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Winter 2022 Kick-Off Schedule Coming Soon!

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Fall 2021 Mentors | Introduction Meeting Times & Locations

Wednesday, December 1st

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Joey Johnsen
Principal
Zeevo Group LLC

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Mark Hugh
CPA
Mark Hugh PLLC

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Zoom


Robert Wright
Founder and President
Wright Wealth Management

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Image Source Headquarters
12015 115th Ave NE Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98034


Thomas Goos
President
Image Source

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building


Monette Anderson
Director of Membership
Washington Society of CPAs​

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building


Amit Jain
Vice President - Strategic Accounts
Netcracker Technologies (An NEC Company)

Thursday, December 2nd

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Karishma Sharma
Envisioning Specialist
Microsoft

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Google Meet


Lisa Sharples
Co-founder, co-CEO
Relish.com

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Zoom


David Kirichenko
Security Engineering Technical Program Manager
Amazon Web Services

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Timothy Cotton
Senior Tax Associate
Sweeney Conrad, P.S.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Chris McKee
Lead Finance Business Process Expert
Philips

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom

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Ethan Reiniger
Assurance Senior Associate
Moss Adams LLP

Friday, December 3rd

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom

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Jaspreet Kaur
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Zoom

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Yajuan Liu
Principal
Hongxin Wealth & Tax Planning Group

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Zoom


Alicia Eimers
Sr Sales Director
Slalom Consulting

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Datyous Mahmoudian
Data Analyst
Public Health - Seattle & King County

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building

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Kristen Kerr
HR Program Manager
Amazon


If you have any questions or comments you are welcome to contact Elizabeth Prendergast, Mentorship EDGE program coordinator at mentorship@uw.edu.

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Participant Expectations

In order to foster a more meaningful and enriching mentoring experience for myself and my mentor/mentee, I will strive to:
 

  • Connect remotely or in-person (with a mask and using safe social distancing) at least once per quarter for the coming year.
  • Attend the annual summer quarter Mentorship EDGE networking gathering.

Mentee Commitment

I acknowledge that my drive, goals, and commitment will determine my results.

 Before meeting my mentor, I will complete the following (or create a plan to complete it.)
 

  • Update my resume (For help visit uwb.edu/careers/resumes.)
  • Update my LinkedIn profile (connect to peers, professors, customize URL, etc.)
  • Write a short elevator pitch about myself and my goals that I can email my mentor.

When engaging my mentor I will:
 

  • Be clear and thoughtful about my goals as a mentee.
  • Be proactive in requesting assistance from my mentor.
  • Help make the best use of our meeting time by preparing thoughtful questions in advance.
  • Send a thank you note after our first meeting.

Mentor Commitment

I will use my experience, vision, network, and leadership to help my mentees on their success journey.
 

  • I let my students know some of the ways I can/would like to help them as a mentor.
  • I will let my mentee know how, and how often I can connect with them.
    • For example: X hours per quarter in person/ or via email.
    • (We recommend allocating about one hour per mentee per quarter, or more if mentor/mentee have the desire and availability)
  • I will respond openly and enthusiastically to my student’s questions and requests, as my schedule allows.
     

Employability Skills Framework

Below is an inforgraphic summary of the Department of Education’s Employability Framework. This framework offers suggestions for valuable topics to discuss with your mentor. Employability Skills Framework Infographic