Learn from the Best. Be the Best.
At CodePath, we believe that even in a fast-paced, cutthroat digital world, we can give each other a leg up - and that if you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. That’s why technical mentorships are a core part of the CodePath student experience.
As a CodePath student, you’ll be matched with a mentor chosen specifically for you, based on your career interests, to help guide and support you on the road ahead.
Note: This benefit is only available for students who have taken a CodePath course.
MEET OUR MENTORS
A sampling of our amazing mentors
Hear From Past Mentees
"The program has allowed me to communicate with a mentor from the tech industry to help me with the questions I had about getting an internship and beyond."
"Our mentor was Suraj Chetnani, Senior Software Engineer at Walmart Global Tech. Suraj was really helpful. [Our Android group] had weekly meetings with him where we would get guidance, share our progress, and learn best practices. Specifically, Suraj taught us that when you are starting small, it’s important to stay focused. We were spending some time at the beginning of the project worrying about the cost of the backend and legal issues involved with the app, and he told us that if we got to the point where we were worried about these things, it meant we were in a good place! It was an interesting piece of advice because it showed how it’s easy to get caught up and spend so much time upfront planning and thinking. If you don’t start actually making something, it’s a problem you’re never going to have to worry about!"
Mentee Do's & Don'ts
- Take a proactive role in shaping the relationship.
- Set aside time for the mentoring process and keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor.
- Use your time wisely; come to sessions prepared to discuss pre-planned topics.
- Respond in a timely manner (within 1-2 days) to your mentor's feedback.
- Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses.
Get Connected with a Mentor
How do I choose a mentor?
First, complete your profile to inform others in the program about what you're looking to gain out of the relationship. Then browse through the list of mentors and send a mentoring request to those you would like to connect with.
How long will the mentors be available?
There are two modes - ongoing and one-time. For ongoing mentorship, we ask our mentors to commit to six sessions across one semester in order to ensure that the mentee is able to fully benefit from the relationship. However, mentors and mentees can continue to meet for longer than a semester if they both agree to extend the engagement. For one-time mentorship, the commitment is one 60-minute session.
What resources are available to my mentor and I?
Mentors and mentees are provided with a six-session plan which includes readings, worksheets, and help guides intended to make the mentoring engagement as seamless as possible.
What should I talk about with my mentor?
Based on the responses you and your mentor provide during onboarding, you will have common technical interests and career goals to discuss. You can use those commonalities to facilitate conversation. CodePath also provides resources to help jumpstart each of the five sessions.
What should I do if my mentoring relationship isn't going well?
We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contacting firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.