Congratulations on being interested in becoming a mentee! This is brave first step. Having a mentor might seem intimidating, but it is one of the most rewarding relationships you can have. A mentorship is all about growing your skills and experience. Your role in the mentorship is to be clear about what you hope to accomplish and (with help and guidance from your mentor) do the work to achieve your goals.
What a mentee is
Mentees are people who are just getting started in a certain area of the industry and need a little guidance on their journey. There is so much information out there and it can be overwhelming. Sometimes all you need is someone that you can rely on to navigate you through it.
What a mentee is not
A mentee is not someone who just wants to take advantage of the power or position of their mentor. Over the course of a mentorship, a mentor may offer to use their position to help a mentee in some way, but they are not expected or obligated to do so.
What Past Mentees Want to tell you
"Give it a go! Even if you are not confident or feel like your game design is 'just a hobby', jump in a see what you can achieve with an expert mentor." -Stuart Pearson
"I feel like I've been able to grow more in the last three months than I have in years previously. I've learned not to be afraid of people. Everyone I've connected with in board game design is just as nice as advertised and it is a welcoming and friendly environment. It has been an amazing help to me and I am truly grateful for the experience." -Valerie Schrag
"Just sign up, it's not as scary or demanding as what you are imagining in your head, and no matter what you'll learn something." -Stefan Barkow
"I gained a lot of industry knowledge and I got a better sense of how to pursue my interests. Even simple things like time tracking tools that can help track my per hour output has been extremely helpful and I've integrated it into every aspect of my career." -Fiona Kelly
"Do it! It’s a great program on both sides. Worst case you grow your network by one person." -Danielle Reynolds
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