Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Marc Petit-Huguenin <marc@petit-huguenin.org> Wed, 14 April 2021 23:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
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On 4/14/21 4:17 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 15-Apr-21 10:23, Marc Petit-Huguenin wrote:
> ...
>> But I am thinking that the key could be a mentorship that would extend beyond a meeting week.
> 
> That was always the theory. I acted as a mentor several times under the original version of the mentoring scheme, and did follow-up mails (phone calls were never practical). But my success rate with the follow-ups was approximately zero. Successful mentoring is not easy outside a more traditional work environment with frequent personal contact.
> 

So no nothing in the plus column.  But did any of the mentorees complained that they felt mistreated by the IETF?  Even if they cannot be added to the plus column, I expect that they cannot either be added on the minus column.

But you are right that it is hard to build a successful mentorship with someone with whom you do not already have some commonalities.  I think there is a step missing there -- where to meet and how to select these candidates?

Oh well, if the candidate I have in mind accept, I have a year to figure it out how to find the next one.

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