A relationship of support to exchange and learn from an experienced person to acquire wisdom and reach professional objectives.
The Space Mentor should
- Be experienced
- Have a great deal of knowledge to transfer the acquired assets to a less experienced Mentee to help him/her to achieve his/her professional objectives
- Be motivated to offer support, skills and vision of career to a younger person
- Make the Student benefit from his contact network
- Assist the Student in finding a topic for a Master or PhD thesis which can be related or not to the industry or laboratory needs
- Should introduce the Student to the professional space sector and accompanies him/her in the various space events
The Space Mentee should
- Be a Masters Student, PhD or a Young Professional interested in a career in the Space sector
- Be motivated to learn from his Mentor’s knowledge, skills and values to achieve more easily his/her personal and professional goals
- Wishes to become one day a Mentor
How can this mentorship be successful?
- Being a Space Mentor and a Space Mentee means to:
- Create a link of trust
- Define the mentorship’s objectives
- Create an effective relationship
- Continue, modify or stop the relationship
- Inform YouSpace about the mentoring relationship and its evolution
- Keep the Mentor/Mentee involved and up-to-date
- Meet through F2F, skype, video conferences…
- Not expect the Mentor to do the home work
- Perform his/her tasks on time
- Can offer/accept an internship.