Mentee: a person who is advised, trained, or counseled by a mentor.
The AESS recognizes the need for new initiatives aimed at younger members. We feel that students and young professionals can benefit from programs that support professional and career development after joining the AESS. The Networking and Mentoring Program is a premier initiative in this area and we would highly encourage AESS student and young professional (YP) members to take part.
The program is open to all AESS members and it is simple to join. The Resources page helps you identify the mentorship style that best fits your needs. On this page, you can also find answers to FAQs, some valuable tips for participation, key benefits for mentees and mentors as well as program guidelines and expectations. We recommend that you review this information before choosing a mentor.
Choosing a Mentor: The AESS has an excellent core of distinguished international members (Mentor Profiles) distributed across industry, academia, and government, who are experts in their field and who are willing to share their time and experience to develop future leaders in the areas of:
- Gyro and Accelerometer
- Radar Systems
- Space Systems
- Aerospace Systems Integration Engineering Technical
- Target Tracking Systems
- Aerospace Control & Guidance Systems
- Cyber Security
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Avionics Systems
Mentor Profiles: Please search through Mentor Profiles to find professionals in your technical area and/or geographic location. When you sign up for the program, you can indicate up to three mentor preferences.
After sign up, the AESS Mentoring Coordinator may ask you for some additional information and will put you in touch with a suitable mentor. Mentees should not contact Mentors prior to being introduced by the Mentoring Coordinator.
Resources: Please click the Resources tab for guidelines and tips on how to get the most out of a mentoring partnership.