About Your Mentor

  1. What is your background?
  2. Describe your career path. How have you progressed to your present position?
  3. Why did you get into this field? Did someone/something significant impact choosing this career?
  4. Do you belong to any professional affiliations?
  5. Do you read any field-specific journals or magazines?
  6. What are the things you find personally rewarding in your career?
  7. What are the things you find frustrating or disappointing?
  8. If you were starting out again, would you plan your career the same way? What would you do differently?
  9. If your job were suddenly eliminated what other kinds of work could you do?
  10. Do you find there are any unique challenges you face being an Asian American man/ woman in your field? If so, how would you advise dealing with it?