IT Mentoring

IT Mentoring Program


The application to join Cohort 4 opens in early November. Watch your inbox for an upcoming announcement with details!


The IT Mentoring Program aims to provide coaching and tools for organizational guidance, promote networking through a "One Harvard" IT Community, engage and empower employees, and develop leadership skills for high-potential staff.

Potential mentees are ready to take an active role in their career journey, seeking additional support in achieving their professional development goals, interested in expanding their Harvard IT network and learning more about other areas of Harvard IT, willing and able to dedicate additional time to their career development with a positive attitude, and courageous enough to step up and put themselves out there.

Participants join a mentoring circle composed of 4 mentees and 2 mentors (senior Harvard IT staff who have completed extensive training in coaching and leadership) with similar goals from a mix of Schools and departments. Mentoring circles meet once a month for 1.5 hours, for a total of 14 hours over the course of 6 months.

Applying to the Program

The application for Cohort 4 opens in early November. Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement that will be sent to all of IT at Harvard.

Selected participants will join a kick-off (1.5 hours) in January 2022, a midpoint check-in (1.5 hours) in April 2022, and a program closure (1.5 hours) in June 2022.

Prior to applying to the program, potential mentees should take the following steps:

  • Ensure your manager supports the time commitment
  • Think of any topics you would like to discuss with mentors and your peers
  • Read Are you Mentorable? and watch the video at the end


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