How to Be a Mentee



Both mentor and mentee agree to engage in three month partnership and agree to the following:


Maintain Regular Contact

Contact refers to communications via the following media; for example, in-person, phone call, virtual conferencing, email, and social media (i.e. LinkedIn or Facebook).

Contact Limitations

In contact with your partner, (1) offensive language and (2) transmission of offensive images are strictly prohibited. Offensive language includes, but is not limited to, (a) profanity or verbal abuse directed towards your partner, (b) sexually aggressive comments directed towards your partner, and (c) derogatory remarks directed towards any individual or group of individuals based on religion, race, color, ethnicity, country of origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or sexual identity. Offensive images include, but are not limited to, (a) images that are sexually suggestive, lewd, or pornographic and (b) images that include offensive language, as described above.

Be Responsive

Both participants are expected to return contact in a timely manner, unless agreed upon otherwise (i.e. within two-three business days).

Primary and Secondary Relationships

Mentee’s primary relationship and responsibilities with their mentor are outlined under the expectations section of this handbook. Secondary relationships are any relationships that form outside of the primary responsibilities. A secondary relationship is defined as a romantic or sexual relationship. It is prohibited to pursue a romantic or sexual relationship with a mentor, or similarly a mentor with the mentee.

Financial Assistance

The mentor should avoid giving money to the mentee or vice versa. Under no circumstances is it appropriate for the mentee to ask the mentor for money.

Honor Commitments

If mentoring contacts must be cancelled, it is expected that participants will do their best to communicate in advance of the meeting and reschedule. If you decide to remove yourself from the program, it is expected that you will honor partnerships in progress. If circumstances prohibit you and your partner from participating in the program prior to the end of a term, each party must agree to notify their mentoring partner and the American Advertising Federation.


If a conflict arises between a mentor and mentee, the pair may be split up and reassigned another mentor or mentee. If a conflict or situation arises between a mentor and mentee, the mentor or mentee should contact the American Advertising Federation. All communications about conflicts will be kept confidential. Please contact us via email at [email protected]


Throughout and at the end of each partnership, both participants will be required to complete evaluation forms.

Note: Mentors are not expected to offer internships or jobs.

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