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NOTE: Participants MUST be registered for the Career Fair in order to sign up for mentoring.
SID-W will offer Flash Mentoring to help professionals seeking employment opportunities at any stage of their careers. Like speed dating, Flash Mentoring is meant to be quick and to the point, requiring concise and targeted questions and answers from both mentors and mentees. Speaking with one of our mentors will allow you to gain more insight into what works and what doesn't in an interview. It will also help you think about your own career path and goals in different ways. We hope that you will gain insight into what skills you might need, what sectors you might consider, and what approaches you might take to be successful in international development.
Our mentors have experience in a wide range of sectors and positions and can advise Career Fair attendees on how best to present themselves, approach potential employers, and help you identify your long range career goals. You can see a list of our mentors below, along with the shift that they will be in (either 11:00-12:00, or 3:00 - 4:00). Please note that our mentors are not recruiters and cannot offer you a job. What they can offer is advice.
Mentors will be seated at tables in a room and mentees will line up 10 minutes before their assigned time slot. When their slot begins, they will sit with their mentors and engage in discussion about their career plans and job search. After 10 minutes, everyone will be instructed to end their conversations, mentees will leave, new mentees will take their seats with their mentors, and the next round will begin.
All registered attendees as of January 22nd received a direct link to sign up via SignUpGenius. If you registered after January 22 and did not receive the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the slot you want is full, you can sign up as an alternate. If you are an alternate, on the day of the Career Fair we will contact you 10 minutes before your time slot if the original mentee does not show up. At this point you may take their slot. We will notify all mentees and alternates of their time slots once all slots are full and Flash Mentoring registration has closed.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
You can ask any questions you have about how to advance your career. Here are some ideas to get you going:
Be prepared to start your session by providing your mentor with your resume and key information about you in a concise manner: