The mentee needs to absorb the mentor’s knowledge and have the ambition and desire to know what to do with this knowledge. As a student, the mentee needs to practice and demonstrate what has been learned.
A mentee is the "gauge" to measure how interactive the connection between the mentor and mentee will be. This means that the mentee determines the capacity of the mentoring connection. The mentee decides upon the amount of help and guidance he/she needs. As well, the mentee should take the initiative to ask for help or advice and to tackle more challenging assignments.
Ideally, a mentee should be able to:
Establishing a strong, positive relationship between mentee and mentor is essential to the success of a mentorship program.
You may wish to utilize any of the following forms throughout your mentorship: