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Sample Mentor Scripts

Sample E-Mail Requesting to Meet with a Mentor

Dear [First Name] [Last Name]:

 My name is (insert your name), and I am a student at Palm Beach State College. I read your profile in Handshake at the college. I am thinking about becoming a (insert job title), and I am looking for a mentor and would be honored if you could meet with me. I know you are incredibly busy, so if this isn’t possible, would you be willing to answer some questions over the phone or email?

I can be reached via the contact information below. I look forward to hearing back from you.

 (Insert Phone Number)

(Insert Email)

 Sincerely,

(Insert your full name)

 


Sample Phone Script Requesting a Meeting with Mentor

Hello [First Name] [Last Name]:

 My name is (insert your name), and I am a student at Palm Beach State College. I read your profile in Handshake the Career Center's job portal. I am thinking of becoming a (insert job title) and would like to talk to you about your experience working as a (insert job title). Do you have some time to meet with me at your office on a date and time that is convenient for you?

 

[If the mentor agrees to meet in person]

Thank you very much for agreeing to meet with me.

What is your office address? Is parking available? I look forward to meeting with you.

 

[If the mentor is unable to meet in person]

I understand you are very busy, would you be willing to answer some questions over the phone?

Thank you for your time.

 


Sample Thank You Note After Mentor Answers E-mail Questions

Dear [First name] [Last name]:

 

Thank you very much for answering questions about the (insert job title) career field. I enjoyed reading your helpful responses and appreciate the time you took to answer my questions. I look forward to remaining in touch.

Thanks again for your time and assistance.

 Sincerely,

(Insert your full name and phone number)

 


Sample Thank You via E-mail or Mailed Card After Meeting with the Mentor

Dear [First name] [Last name]:

 

It was so nice to meet with you today! Thank you for taking the time to answer my (many) questions and talk about what it’s like to work as a (insert job title) it was very informative and helped clarify my career goals. I especially loved hearing about [something you enjoyed talking about]. Thanks again for your time and assistance. I look forward to staying in touch.

 

Sincerely,

 

(Insert your full name)

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