When you first meet with your mentee, dependant on their previous experience’s, you may find that they are not sure how to start the conversation or relationship. Often times it is best to share your experience’s of how you started and continued to progress in your career; this provides a “starting-point” for conversations that are meaningful.
If after sharing, they are still quiet, here are a couple questions you can consider asking to create an environment where they feel comfortable and willing to share.
Simple introductory questions:
· What program are you in and why?
· Tell me a little bit about your background.
· What got you interested in the industry?
The Meat-y Questions: