Professional Development Topics ➜ Job Role Insights

Title & Content Type Due Date
Pre-meeting Assignment

Using the Career Profiling Worksheet, complete Part 1: The Basics by conducting preliminary research and jotting down your notes on a career of interest to you.

Identify 1-2 goals you aim to accomplish through this mentoring engagement.

Pre Meeting After -2 Days
Meeting One - Conversation Starters
  • What big questions, issues, work environments, and job duties excite you?
  • What inspired/s you to enter into this line of work?
  • What surprised you about this line of work that you didn’t anticipate?
  • How would you define success in this role?
  • What attitudes do you need to have to be successful in this line of work?
  • What are the skills and/or information in this line of work that you can only learn by doing?
Event After 0 Days

Revisit the Career Profiling Worksheet to complete Part 2: Digging Deeper.

Submission Required After 11 Days
Meeting Two - Conversation Starters
  • How do your needs, skills, and strengths fit with this career?
  • Where do you see this role in 5 years? How do you think it will have changed? What skills do you think will be most valued or sought after?
  • Was there ever a role you applied for and landed, but weren’t 100% qualified to do? How did you proceed?
  •  What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Event After 13 Days
Final Deliverable

Write a thank-you email letter to your mentor that details your thoughts on the following:

  • What you value/appreciate about and learned from the mentoring experience.
  • How what you have learned is useful for making decisions about your career path.
  • Your next steps (e.g. concrete action steps you plan to take to learn more about the career, build needed skills, etc.).
Submission Required After 18 Days
Meeting Three - Conversation Starters
  • What feedback can you the Mentor offer on the Final Deliverable?
  • What questions do you the Mentee have for the Mentor?
  • What are the next steps in continuing to develop the knowledge, skills, strategies, etc. you’ve been working on?
Event After 20 Days
Post-Engagement Survey

Mentors and Mentees please use the following link to complete the Post-Engagement Survey

Evaluation After 21 Days