"I've always taken up any opportunity to help others, so when I found the Data Mentorship Program back in May of 2021 I was excited to be a part of a data-focused mentorship program. The 1-1 mentorship is essential, but I personally have found a lot of value in the additional events the Data Mentorship Program put together. It's an excellent opportunity to give back and learn a bit yourself!"
Data Mentorship Program 2022 Mentor
BEING A MENTOR
We are looking for experienced professionals (with a minimum of 3 years of work experience and/or a graduate degree) who are currently working in data and are willing to donate at least 10% of their time every month to our Data Mentorship Program. You can register to be a mentor here.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MENTOR AT DATA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM?
At DMP, a mentor is considered as someone who is able to coach a mentee, train them, and provide resources to help the mentee reach their professional goals.
We will be providing training and resources for the first-time mentors. We also require you to keep a check on your mentee's progress and report back any wins or concerns.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER MENTORING?
1. Mentorship allows you to give back to the community by uplifting others.
2. Mentorship is a great way to improve your leadership skills, gain recognition, and positively influence others.
3. Mentoring provides a sense of fulfillment.
WHAT ARE OUR EXPECATIONS FROM A MENTOR?
Value the mentee as a person;
Develop mutual trust and respect;
Listen to both to what is being said and how it is being said;
Help the mentee solve their own problem.
Focus on the mentee's development.
"I think what I liked most about my mentor was that she was a perfect sounding board for someone like me who was unconfident about succeeding in a new industry. She helped me separate anxiety from the truth, and that was ultimately the biggest barrier I placed in front of myself."