Become a mentor

You'll discover here how to become a mentor at HackYourFuture Belgium.

Become a mentor

Which attitudes and skills do we expect from you?

  • Openness to cultural differences

  • Willingness to learn

  • Intermediate level of English (minimum). If you speak Dutch and/or French too, that's a plus.

  • Past experience mentoring is a plus, but is not required! We are open for anyone who wants to help and we would love to include you in our community.

What's in it for you?

  • You will contribute to improving the lives of others through tech education

  • You will become better expert of your own craft by teaching your knowledge

  • You will be exposed to different cultures and different ways of thinking & working

  • You will become a part of Migracode’s professional network, including tech Meetups, companies, NGO’s and other professional developers

Expectations

  • Starting a mentorship journey implies that you'll also finish it. We don't finish journeys somewhere in between.

  • At least one offline meeting* is encouraged. Mentoring is about both online and offline meetings.

  • Feedback to both HYF-staff and your mentee is key.

If you can't do offline meetings because of physical mobility reasons, we respect that. If you let us know, we can ask another mentor to take over for your offline meeting.

Interview questions

  • Why do you want to join the HackYourFuture Community as a mentor?

  • How much time would you like to spend on it (on a weekly basis)?

  • Do you have experience with coaching/mentoring people in finding a job?

  • What is your connection with IT sector?

  • What is your passion?

Onboarding

  • Reading this Mentors Guidebook

  • Interview with HYF-staff

  • Agreement on Mentoring period

  • Introduction to HYF's Slack Workspace

  • Kick-off Mentorship journey

Testimonials

For you to experience and testify :wink: