by Chris Kariuki
The MatchMentor event is just the beginning process of building mentorship and longer term engagement. Here are some tips on how to make most of networks made at MatchMentor:
- Reflect on the engagements you had at MatchMentor and determine who’s work and personality you aligned with most.
- Be clear about what you want. If you are looking for long-term mentorship, communicate that and then follow up after the event.
- Ensure you have the contact details of the mentors/mentees you would like to forge a relationship with.
- Follow up on any connections made. This is crucial. After the event, get in touch with those you would like to establish a future relationship with. Make reference to MatchMentor and let them know what you are most interested in about them. You can then arrange a follow up meeting.
Chris Kariuki is the Strategy and Concepts Coordinator at The Arena Kenya, an organisation that through events and digital platforms, leads a movement of smart, conscious and empowered young Africans focused on themselves and the communities they live in. He is also an enthusiast of all things start-ups, technology and ideas that change the lives of people around and he hopes to contribute in building the future.