Vaillancourt, Allison M. (2012) How to Be a Better Mentee. Chronicle of Higher Education. On Hiring. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/how-to-be-a-better-mentee/31973?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Vaillancourt recently posted, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” describing a mentor-mentee relationship that went sour. This recent post reflects on that experience and provides general guidance recommending following tips:
Have an agenda.
Create time limits.
Do not confuse your mentor with a therapist or a fortuneteller. Reciprocate.
Create a feedback loop.
Express a little gratitude.
What other advice would you give to current or potential mentees?