Analyst Mentoring Program FAQ

The purpose of the program is to network and help mentees reach their professional goals. The Mentoring Committee will check-in with each pair on a quarterly basis (based on calendar year); however, if either parties have any questions, comments, or concerns, please send an e-mail to [email protected]If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, please let the Mentoring Committee know so that improvements may be made. Please keep in mind that this is a volunteer operation, and pairings can only be made as volunteers become available. The Mentoring Committee thanks you for your understanding and participation in the program.

How much time does the program entail?

The Mentoring Committee asks that mentors and mentees make contact at least once a month, either via e-mail, phone, or other forms of communication; however, frequency is dependent on availability and comfort level of both mentor and mentee. 

Is there a specific guideline that needs to be followed?

Other than communication, there are no specific goals or guidelines set by the Mentoring Committee. Goals and tasks will be set by the mentor and mentee after the match as each pairing will be unique. For starters, an easy goal to focus on is skill-based – “becoming more efficient in Excel” is an example/topic that a mentor can assist a mentee with.

How does a Mentee get matched?

Once the applicant has been approved, the Mentee will review a list of available mentor profiles to self-select a match. They are encouraged to select someone from their area/region and to evaluate their needs against the Mentor’s listed competencies. An initial discussion will determine if skills and availability are compatible. The Mentoring Committee believes a mentor does not necessarily need to know all the answers, but would be able to help their mentee get to an answer and grow professionally. If finding the right match is difficult, the Mentoring Committee can assist. 

How long does the program last?

The pairing is intended to last 6-12 months, but if the pair decides to continue with their match, they may do so.

How long does it take to get matched?

This depends on the availability of mentors and/or mentees – matches have been made within 24 hours while others may take more than a few months as no mentors and/or mentees were available at the time.

Are there any compensation?

Mentors volunteer their time to the program. They receive free membership for their active participation.