How to Become a Mentee

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Why should you be an Africode Mentee?

  • You get connected to African Industry experts - People that have been where you currently are.

  • You get guidance on what classes to take and how to position yourself to excel both in school and afterwards.

  • It is an opportunity to Network. You would have the opportunity to network with our community of both mentors and mentees, who work in different companies and go to school in different locations.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Be enrolled in a college, university or computer science bootcamp program.

  • Be studying Computer Science or a related field.

  • Devote an hour per month to connect with mentor and mentee pod. Mentor - mentee meetings can be held in person or over phone or video call via Whatsapp/Skype/Hangouts/FaceTime.

  • Have a predefined academic or career goal to pursue for the entire duration of the mentorship program.

  • Complete and submit monthly reports detailing any progress made towards achieving your predefined goal(s).

  • Be willing to receive advice and guidance from a mentor in order to help you build a great foundation to start your career in Tech.

  • Be an active contributor in the Africode Forum - this may include posting relevant content, sharing opportunities, asking questions or help other members with their questions.

The 2019/20 mentorship applications are now closed.

 

How to Become a Mentor

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Why should you be an Africode Mentor? 

  • It is one way for you to give back, especially to young Africans who were once in your shoes.

  • It is a learning opportunity - this is an opportunity for you to stay connected to students in college and keep up to date with the latest technologies being taught in school these days.

  • It is an opportunity to Network. You would have the opportunity to network with our community of both mentors and mentees, who work in different companies and go to school in different locations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Work in the Tech industry (you should have some prior coding experience)

  • Devote an hour per month to connect with your mentees. Mentor-Mentee meetings can be held in person or over phone or video call via Whatsapp/Skype/Hangouts/FaceTime.

  • Review your mentees’ monthly reports.

  • Be an active contributor in the Africode Forum. Being active includes posting relevant content, sharing your expertise and helping other members with their questions.

  • Read and follow the mentorship program curriculum.

The 2019/20 mentorship applications are now closed.

 
 

Meet Our Mentors and Mentees

At Africode, we highlight the background, work and interests of one mentor and mentee pair monthly. Click to learn more about members of the mentorship community.