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Meet a Mentor, Be a Mentor in 5 Minutes

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Ariella
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Re: well done
Ariella   1/9/2015 4:24:10 PM
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@Susan yes, in general that kind of thing would be helpful, even to learn who expects to be greeted with a handshake and addressed by first name upon introduction and who expect a different standard of behavior.

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Susan Fourtané   1/9/2015 4:17:20 PM
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Ariella, 

Indeed. That would be really helpful especially to the engineers working in international environments where sometimes there are some cross-cultural business misunderstandings. 

-Susan

Ariella
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Ariella   1/9/2015 4:11:16 PM
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@Susan Yes, and perhaps even create some better cross-cultural understanding to, say, connect someone from India with someone from the US.

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Susan Fourtané   1/9/2015 3:52:59 PM
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Ariella, 

Now, that's a good idea. It would have a great international impact. 

-Susan

Ariella
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Ariella   1/9/2015 3:44:54 PM
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@flyingscot maybe it can be expanded to include video-conferencing for those who can't come in person but want to participate.

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well done
FLYINGSCOT   1/9/2015 11:35:24 AM
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I applaud this initiative and am only sorry that I am 5000 miles away otherwise I'd be there.  I hope it it well attended and everyone has fun.

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Two-way learning
Susan Fourtané   1/9/2015 7:50:40 AM
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Suzanne, 

The mentoring session sounds wonderful. It's a great opportunity for both parts.

The young engineer gets valuable insight from the experienced engineer; at the same time, the mentor can see how a younger engineer does and sees things today in the light of all the technology available, which most likely was not there when he was starting his career.

I believe it's a learning experience in both directions. How nice. :) 

-Susan

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Jacob   1/8/2015 11:02:34 PM
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"The Mentor-Meetup sounds like a great opportunity for people to network and gain the insight obtained from experience. It would be nice for a whole range of professions, not just engineers. "

Ariella, mentors can be everywhere like engineering, business, Healthcare, Academics etc. Those who guide us in initial stage of career are normally called Mentors. These career paths may be different for different set of peoples.

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Role of Mentors
Jacob   1/8/2015 10:58:30 PM
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"Remember when you were just starting out, maybe in your early 20s, and a more experienced engineer took you under their wing, helped you navigate those first few years of your career, and always had from-the-field words of wisdom to share? I bet now, looking back, you can really appreciate all that they did for you, even though it was basic stuff like showing you how to properly solder or request design resources in a corporate environment or letting you shadow them at an event. These people, be they formally or informally, are mentors, and those of us who have had them in our lives are lucky."

Suzzane, you are right about the influence of mentors in life. I also had one mentor, who protected and guided during the initial stage of my career. Whatever things he taught during that period is still inherited in me; eventhough some of the things are not suited with current way of doing the work. But  still I am not able to change it; I think it's just like a mindset, which gone in deepen way.

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Ariella   1/7/2015 5:54:27 PM
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The Mentor-Meetup sounds like a great opportunity for people to network and gain the insight obtained from experience. It would be nice for a whole range of professions, not just engineers. 



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