The purpose of the San Diego Tech Hub (SDTH) Mentorship Connect program is to connect Conduits in support of education, career progression, and a stronger tech community. Mentoring can change people’s lives and it’s a really easy way to give back to the community. As of Fall 2019, there have been over 100 participants, with a significant amount of pairings.
Mentoring can help develop leadership skills, gain valuable perspective, and achieve personal growth. Mentees get the benefit of career progression advice, growing their network, learning new perspectives, and receiving practical problem-solving advice. There’s a value exchange and both participants can emerge from this experience better than they started.
Mentoring consists of a long-term or short-term focused relationship promoting the growth and development of the mentee. The mentor can become a source of education, wisdom, and support, but not necessarily advising on specific actions. It’s about listening to another point of view — to help make good decisions.
Signing up to be a mentor or mentee is easy, first, you follow the link, sign-up, and answer a few questions to get started. You will need to agree to the SDTH Code of Conduct to proceed. Additionally, mentees and mentors are not screened by SDTH, so proceed as you would if you were to meet a stranger as you begin the relationship.