Sponsoring Company Mentor

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Sponsoring Company Mentor

  To become a Sponsoring Company Mentor, please contact alexandra@adadevelopersacademy.org

As a Mentor, you will provide 1-on-1 support to specific Ada student(s).

Your role will be to:

  • know your audience is a group of women who are new to coding--students began their cohort with very little to no experience coding; Ada provides them with 7 months of intensive classroom experience in Ruby, Rails, HTML/CSS, and JS followed by a 5 month industry internship; please define terms, do not assume that they know something already, and do not refer to concepts as something that "programmers should already know" or as something that "you can't get a job if you don't understand"
  • Provide 1-on-1 technical and professional guidance to a designated Ada student
  • Meet with student at regular intervals, preferably once per week (at the start at Ada, later at the Job Site)
  • Be available for non-mentee support in the classroom (this provides ability to meet more students)
  • Be available for email or phone questions from mentee
  • Know what you have to offer. A student may not know what they would like to do with their mentor, suggesting a few different options (code help, career advice, pair programming) can help them figure out what they'd get the most use out of

You create an emotional tie with our students and help support them on a deeper and very meaningful level. You provide students with regular support that encourages them to survive an emotionally intense career change.