NANOG Mentorship Program

Opportunity is Knocking.

Open the door to guiding or becoming the next generation of tech leaders.

When it comes to success, no one is truly self-made. Any notable leader will confess that the way they got to where they are, was through mentorship from others.

Provide or receive networking, professional/personal development, coaching, and industry and culture sharing in a one-to-one or small group setting.

Are you interested in Mentoring the next generation?

Pay it back by paying forward.

Guide the next generation of Internet technologists. NANOG is looking for leaders like you to lend their expertise, skills, and insight to our mentorship program.

  • Mentors agree to meet with one or several mentees, individually or in a group, for 45 minutes to 1-hour at a minimum of once a month.
  • Mentors are available to help with personal/professional development, networking, coaching, and knowledge sharing.

Mentorship Program areas of focus

  • Skill Development
  • Career Guidance
  • Presenting / Public Speaking
  • Leadership Skills

Sign up to become a mentor


Are you interested in being Mentored by industry experts?

Tap into a mentor’s expertise, skills, and experience. The program lasts up to four months and involves (at minimum) monthly meetings via in-person and/or virtual meet-ups.

Why is it critical in the tech industry to find a mentor?

Mentees are responsible for:

  • Initiating outreach to their mentor.
  • Being prepared for meetings.
    • Respect a mentor’s time by showing up prepared.
    • Share your objective/goal and a list of questions or topics you would like to discuss.
  • Driving the partnership.
    • As with any partnership, you get what you give. It is your job to initiate and keep the conversation going.
  • Mentees understand and agree that sessions are not there to solve business problems.
    • Mentors are available to help with personal/professional development, networking, coaching, and knowledge sharing.

Sign up to become a mentee