The DoD NDSEG Mentorship program serves to provide positive DoD role models to help guide and shape the professional growth and learning of DoD NDSEG Fellows. Participating Mentors work within a DoD science, technology, and/or engineering field and will provide expertise, share experiences, and support Fellows in achieving their full potential while Fellows work towards obtaining their Doctoral degrees
The DoD NDSEG Mentor is a volunteer whose experience may support the growth of a Fellow as the Fellow works towards completing their degree and pursuing a career within their respective discipline area. Our Mentors are tasked with the following:
NDSEG Mentee Fellows will benefit from access to DoD personnel with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge as well as networks among the Science and Engineering communities. We believe that this will help create learning opportunities and provide unique exposure to relevant DoD people, communities, processes, technologies, and more for our Fellows to:
A good mentoring relationship requires open dialogue. Try to maintain a positive, engaging environment in which you provide feedback in an objective manner. Your Mentor may help you identify potential solutions and paths forward, but it is ultimately up to the mentee to drive the relationship.
The mentoring relationship will benefit from clarifying expectations, setting goals and assessing progress towards goals. First Meeting Suggestions:
Some questions that may help Mentor and Mentees get started on the mentoring journey include:
Guide and help shape the professional growth and learning of the Mentee and serve as a positive role model via a certain number of regularly scheduled one-on-ones:
Seek guidance and constructive feedback on professional development and career goals via a certain number of one-on-ones:
If you're interested in Being a Mentor for the NDSEG. Please Apply Here!
For Additional Details see Program Flyers below.