Youth Mentorship | Mentors (Spring 2020)
Thank you so much for your interest in Out in Tech U's Mentorship Program!
The program is designed to support those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community as they begin their careers in technology. Anyone is welcome to apply to be a mentor (you don't need to be a developer or identify as LGBTQIA+). Those selected to participate will be paired with a mentee who is developing their career in technology. Mentors should be prepared to assist their mentee with career development, technical training, and/or professional networking. In addition to practical career skills and advice, you may find that some of the mentees will ask for emotional support as they navigate sexual orientation and gender identity.
We offer both an in-person NYC mentorship program and a remote Digital mentorship program.
The mentorship cohort runs twice a year for 8 consecutive weeks (apply for both through this form!):
Spring cohort beginning week of March 25, 2020
Fall cohort beginning September 2020 (exact date TBD)
This program will run for eight consecutive weeks. Mentees will works towards the completion of a project throughout the course of the eight weeks. Mentorship generally consists of two, 1-hour one-on-one sessions with your mentee each week. We suggest you structure the time as follows:
Session 1: This session will be focused on the development of a technical skill (e.g. intro to programming, how to run a social media campaign, how to build a website, etc.) that pertains to your area(s) of expertise.
Session 2: This session will pertain to the development of a core (career-building) professional skill (e.g. how to write a resume, preparing for interviews, etc.).
Time requirements: Approximately 3 hours/week, with some upfront training and kickoff preparation.
So, tell us a little about yourself :) This information is being used for evaluation purposes and won’t be shared with a third-party without your consent.
***Note: if you are accepted as a mentor, we'll run a background check on you (this helps us improve the quality of our mentors and helps ensure the safety of the youth in your program!).***
Deadline to apply: Feb 3, 2020.
What city do you live in? Please use a City, State-abbreviation format (e.g., San Diego, CA or Springfield, MO)!
How do you identify? We care about diversity, and want to take into account the multiple ways in which the Out in Tech community might identify. This helps us improve our programming and our inclusion efforts. PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY. We won't share that information with anyone outside of our team.
Person of Color
Middle Eastern/North African/Arab
Person living with a disability
I'd rather not say
What do you do? Please note: Full-time employment is not mandatory.
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