The intent of the MICA Mentorship Program is to pair experienced officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers with up-and-coming soldiers in order to provide a low risk personal forum for discussion of topics of mutual concern. The program is designed to be flexible and fit into both the mentor and mentee work and school schedule. We recommend the mentees and mentors to commit to at least ten weeks. By mutual consent, we encourage mentees and mentors to maintain their partnership beyond ten weeks. We encourage mentor to invite mentees to professional events i.e. workshops, seminars, conference, exhibits. For the mentorship program to be successful, we require each participant to provide a brief profile about themselves.
Looking for mentors: MICA is currently looking for individuals to provide mentoring.
What does it take to be a mentor? It requires that you be sincerely interested in the growth of someone else. You will have the satisfaction of having done an important job and create life-long friendships.
Who typically becomes a mentor? The answers are as varied as the people involved. Some were lucky enough to have had a great mentor and want to repay that. Others just want to be a positive influence and to give back to their MI Community. Whatever the reason for being a mentor, you will find it a special experience. Nothing can quite match the self-satisfaction one gets from sharing their experiences to help others.
Getting involved: If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, email a brief personal profile to firstname.lastname@example.org.