FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Who is a career consultant? What makes them a mentor?

An individual who helps you make informed career-related decisions. S/he

  • Is significantly more experienced than you and gives practical information based on first-hand knowledge

  • Has no conflict of interest, therefore objectively assesses your situation

  • Has been in your situation, is empathetic and understands your challenges

 

Who is a mentee?

A mentee is anyone (student or professional) seeking answers to his/her career related queries.

 

What is organized mentorship?

A short series of scheduled sessions between a career consultant (mentor) and a mentee (student or professional) that are completed within a specified time frame. The sessions are conducted in the form of information interviews, with the mentee interviewing the career consultant. We assist the mentee prepare thoughtful questions to help them make the best use of their time.

 

What is an informational interview?

Short sessions where the mentee (student or professional) asks questions related to education and career to a career consultant who functions as a mentor. The common topics for discussion may include, but not be limited to, the student’s plans for future education and research, applications for internships and scholarships, industry trends, resume writing, interview preparation, networking and job opportunities.

 

What is the time commitment of a career consultant (mentor)?

30 minutes per session.