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

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 14 April 2021 23:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
To: Marc Petit-Huguenin <marc@petit-huguenin.org>, John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>, ietf@ietf.org
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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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On 15-Apr-21 10:23, Marc Petit-Huguenin wrote:
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> 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.

    Brian