I am participating in a mentorship program as a mentee in YWiB SFU, and I went to the orientation of mentorship this Friday to meet other mentees and mentors.
One thing I learn from mentorship is that the mentee should have specific goals that he/she wants to accomplish in mind and mentor will be the one that is guiding the mentee to accomplish those goals. Goals should be set in the first meeting.
Mentee should be the one that is maintaining the relationship. In a mentee-mentor relationship, not only the mentee will learn and benefit, but so will the mentor.
Another interesting thing is that in a statistic report, it shows that female mentor tends to be more like a teacher, and male mentor tends to be more like friend. For example, female mentors would give advise to their mentees and try to help them to accomplish their goals, but male mentors will open their network to their mentees.
People that are or are thinking of participating in AIESEC Mentorship Program could take these comments in mind 🙂