Build Your Own Experience (BYOE)
Design an independent mentorship experience that aligns with your career goals by initiating connections with industry professionals.
- You are in any level or program and want to design your own mentorship experience based on your career development goals which will guide your search for mentors
- Identify and initiate contact with industry professionals who can support you in working towards your goals
- You are an industry professional who is interested in mentoring through providing one-time interactions, presentations, workshops or career development challenges
- Participate in Build Your Own Experience by being contacted independently by a mentee or through Riipen and/or the Fanshawe Virtual Cafe
- Interested in learning more about the BYOE option and whether this style of mentorship is right for you? Connect with the InSPIRE Mentoring Team at email@example.com
How does BYOE work? What are the mentee’s next steps?
- Complete the BYOE mentee registration form
- The InSPIRE Mentoring Team processes BYOE Mentee registrations on a weekly basis
- Receive a welcome email and “BYOE Workbook” within one week of the processing of your registration form
- Identify career development goals using the “BYOE Workbook” in preparation for contacting potential mentors
- Engage in meaningful relationship building and networking experiences with as many mentors as you deem necessary to achieve your goals
- Experiences may include informational interviews, video chats, email conversations, industry or networking events, short job shadows (virtual or in person) or other opportunities that help you to achieve your goals
- Receive monthly check-in emails about the progress of your goals and to provide information about upcoming events
- Track mentorship hours which are validated by each mentor and submitted to the InSPIRE Mentoring Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for Co-Curricular Record recognition after completing 10 hours
- Have the opportunity to participate in mentorship experiences through Riipen or the Fanshawe Virtual Cafe (if applicable)
Questions? Contact the InSPiRE Mentoring Team at email@example.com.