Application Guidelines

Eligibility

The Galaxy Community Mentorship program is open to everyone who meets the following requirements:

Mentee:

  • You are a member of the community i.e member of one of our channels.
  • You have an intended project or you are willing to take on one of the projects suggested to you by your mentor.
  • You are willing to take full responsibility for the completion of your project.
  • Mentees will be required to devote about 5 hours weekly to their projects.
  • Meeting calls of about 30 minutes will be held between mentees and mentors every two weeks.

Mentor:

  • You are an active member of the community (for example, in the channels, contributing to the Galaxy GitHub repositories, events, e.t.c)
  • Willing to give detailed and timely reviews of the projects and contributions of your mentees.
  • You are willing to meet with the mentee every 2 weeks for a 30 minutes call.
  • Mentors will be required to mentor for at least 8 weeks.
  • Mentors will be expected to recommend helpful projects if the mentee has no intended projects during application.

Matching Process

When a mentee application is submitted, network managers and mentors are notified. GMentors are expected to review the mentees' applications so as to select a mentee(s) whose project, goals, and expectations match their experience, interests, or expertise.

As soon as a match occurs, the network manager will send mails to the mentee(s) and mentor. This begins the mentorship program for the pair.

Benefits

  • Mentees receive expert advice on their projects, goals, and the community.
  • Shorter learning curve through the mentorship relationship.
  • Members are empowered to acquire important social, organizational, and technical skills.
  • Mentors grow their expertise by guiding members of the community.
  • An opportunity to share experience and knowledge.
  • Learning and leadership opportunity.

How to apply

  1. Check the application template:

  2. Click on the application link to fill the form.
  3. Answer all questions (Tip: be yourself, we want to know you and what you want to achieve with this mentorship).
  4. Review your answers and click submit.

We wish you the very best of luck!