Becoming a Mentee

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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.

 

Join our mailing list to be the first to know when applications open!

Email me when applications open!

 

 

Fall 2022 Mentors | Introduction Meeting Times & Locations

Will be announced soon!

 

Read below to learn about some of our great mentors who joined in our last mentorship cycle!

 

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Winter 2022 Mentors | Introduction Meeting Times & Locations

Wednesday, February 23

 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building, Dean’s Office

Jay Maloney
Jay Maloney
President and CFO
OLI Communications

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Online

Elizabeth Masnari
Elizabeth Masnari
Senior Director Internal Audit & Risk Management
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Online

Grace Chu
Grace Chu
Manager
Clark Nuber

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Online

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith
SVP Of People & Culture
Tag board

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Online

Barry Chaison
Barry Chaison
Director - State and Local Tax
Andersen Tax

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Online

Emily Burns
Emily Burns
People Business Partner
Lyft

 

Thursday, February 24

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Online

Kashish Madan
Kashish Madan
Azure Cloud and AI Consultant
Microsoft

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Online

Li Peterson
Li Peterson
Tax Manager
Andersen

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Online

Gloria Vasconcellos
Gloria Vasconcellos
Manager - Valuation Services
Andersen

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Online


Pritam Parvatkar
Managing Partner & Global Lead Digital Strategy
Data Glove Inc.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Online

Agape Wasef
Agape Wasef
HR Specialist
The Boeing Company

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Online

Tomoyuki Maeda
Tomoyuki Maeda
CEO
Silicon Valley JAPAN

 

Friday, February 25

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building, Dean’s Office

Peter Goodwin
Peter Goodwin
Consultant Advisor

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Online

Debbi Gillotti
Debbi Gillotti
Chief Operating Officer
nVoq Incorporated

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Online

Marwa Alwattar
Marwa Alwattar
Assurance Staff
Moss Adams

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Online

Elena Menagarishvili
Elena Menagarishvili
Senior Manager
Andersen

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building, Dean’s Office

Ashobhya Mann
Akshobhya Mann
Senior Program Manager
Microsoft

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

UW Bothell Beardslee Building, Dean’s Office

Landon Chu
Landon Chu
Senior Associate
Andersen

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Amazon Spheres

Chelsea Ip
Chelsea Ip
Big Data & Analytics, Solutions Architect
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Thursday, March 3

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Carmine’s Restaurant in Bellevue

Daniel Le
Daniel Le
Audit Partner
Deloitte

Friday, March 4

9:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Microsoft visitor center

Diana Li
Diana Li
Program manager
Microsoft

 

 

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