Virtual Speed Mentoring

Fri, Feb 25


Zoom & Glimpse

Virtual Speed Mentoring

Join us for a speed mentoring event to connect students and professionals in the field of architecture. Sample questions will be provided to spark conversation.

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Time & Location

Feb 25, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Zoom & Glimpse

About the event

Ice Breaker Questions:

About You Questions:

· What do you like best about your career?

· What roles have you played in your career and what did you like/dislike about each?

· What do you like/dislike about the size of company?

· How do you manage work/life balance?

· How do you like to spend your free time?

Career Reflection Questions:

· What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

· What do you wish you had known when you started your career?

· Looking back, is there anything you would change or do differently based on what you have learned over the course of your career?

· What skills/pursuits/talents do you want to develop further?

· What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

· What characteristics or skills set you apart from your peers and enabled your success?

Job Hunting Questions:

· What do you look for in an applicant?

· What skills seem to be generally missing in recent candidates?

· If you could only give one piece of job hunting advice to new graduate or emerging professional, what would it be?

· What was instrumental for you in landing your first (or second) professional job?

· What makes a resume/portfolio stand out to you?

· How can I improve my professional visibility?

· What professional groups can I join?

Career Advancement Questions:

· What technical/professional/soft skills should I develop or seek experience in?

· What would you recommend when asking for more responsibility, a promotion or a raise?

· If you wanted to encourage innovative ideas, how would you go about it?

· How do you deal with colleagues who have done the same job for many years and make it a challenge to influence their way of thinking?

· If you found yourself in a position that you knew was not maximizing your full potential, what would you do?

· What has influenced your decision to stay or leave your previous jobs?

· When is it worth it to take professional risks?

Follow-up Questions:

· Can you recommend two more people I should talk to?

· Would you be willing to talk again outside of this speed mentoring event?

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