# CodePath.org Tech Mentorship Program ## Program Description In our Tech Mentorship Program, CodePath students receive 1:1 mentoring from professionals working in the tech industry. Students and professionals are paired based on common technical interests, programming languages, and more. Mentors are virtual, enabling CodePath students to be paired with technical professionals living anywhere in the U.S. You can get started by signing up at www.codepath.chronus.com! ## Volunteer (Mentor) Section ### How does it work? 1. Volunteers interested in mentoring a CodePath.org student can sign up at codepath.chronus.com 2. Once on the platform, students can see who's available to mentor and choose their best fit. 3. If a student doesn't want to choose their own mentor, CodePath can pair them with one. 4. Once a mentor is paired with a student, they can meet for 5 sessions to discuss topics related to the students' interests and career goals. 5. CodePath provides reading materials, worksheets, and other resources to help the mentoring relationship run as smoothly as possible. 6. Once the student and mentor have completed the 5 sessions, they can the mentoring relationship or continue to communicate outside of CodePath.org. ### Who are CodePath.org students? CodePath.org is building the largest pipeline of high-performing underrepresented engineers in the tech industry. As a result, many of our students are enrolled in Computer Science (or related) degree programs and come from underrepresented backgrounds. Students are seeking assistance with a variety of goals including technical interview practice, determining their career path, turning an idea into a business plan, and more. ### Why should I be a mentor? Participating in the Tech Mentoring Program is a great way to give back and help prepare the next generation of technical talent. Mentorship provides students with the advice, feedback, and encouragement they need to start successful careers. In a short amount of time (about 5 volunteer hours across 3 months), you can make a positive impact in a student's life. And being a CodePath.org mentor is easy! We provide mentors and students with numerous resources to make the mentoring relationship run as smoothly as possible. ## Student (Mentee) Section ### How does it work? 1. Students interested in receiving a technical mentor can sign up at codepath.chronus.com 2. Once on the platform, they can see who's available to mentor and choose the best fit. 3. If a student doesn't want to choose their own mentor, CodePath can pair them with one. 4. Once a student is paired with a mentor, they can meet for 5 sessions to discuss topics related to the students' interests and career goals. 5. CodePath provides reading materials, worksheets, and other resources to help the mentoring relationship run as smoothly as possible. 6. Once the student and mentor have completed the 5 sessions, they can the mentoring relationship or continue to communicate outside of CodePath.org. ### What kind of mentors are available? Professionals working in the tech industry volunteer their time as mentors through this program. You can expect to find mentors working in engineering, product, and design at all levels from individual contributor to executive. Mentors are available to help you with a variety of goals including technical interview practice, determining your career strategy, turning an idea into a business plan, and more. ### Why should I have a mentor? Mentors can be an invaluable resource to a student as they start their technical career. These are people who have already taken the steps you need to take to launch a successful career. Mentors are great people to brainstorm with, discuss concerns or obstacles you're facing, and receive advice. Also, for many students this will be your first contact within the tech industry! ## Other questions? If you have other questions about the Tech Mentorship Program, we're happy to answer them. Please send questions to support@codepath.org.