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Be(come) a Mentor! Help Others Succeed!

Translations: en


All of us are lifelong learners. Especially in technology there is always something new to learn so we are always experts in one and beginners in another field. In order to learn, make progress, and succeed, it’s really helpful to have a mentor. But it’s equally important to learn how to be a good mentor to others. All of us started out as beginners and if it wasn’t for the help of others, who shared their knowledge with us, lent a hand, and guided us, we probably wouldn’t be where we are today. Let’s start giving back! Let’s help others succeed! Mentorship can be super fun and rewarding, you will learn a ton by helping others, and you don’t need to be an expert in order to mentor someone. In my talk we’ll explore what a mentor is and why you should become a mentor. I’ll also give you mentorship advice and tips and we’ll learn about the Do’s and Don’ts of mentorship. Finally, I’ll present some concrete ways you can help as a mentor and which projects you can get involved in. PS: There will be Star Wars involved ;)

  • Introduction - Who am I? What is this talk about? (2 minutes)
  • What is a mentor? (3 minutes)
  • Why you should be(come) a mentor (3 minutes)
  • How to be a good mentor - Mentorship tips (9 minutes)
  • Concrete ways you can help as a mentor
    • What projects to get involved in (5 minutes)
  • Conclusion (3 minutes)
  • Q&A (5 minutes)


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