Mentorship & Career Counseling FAQ

How do I apply?

You can apply using our online application.

How much does it cost to participate?

Nothing. This is a free service provided by the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation to promote real estate education and opportunities.

What should I expect once my mentorship is confirmed?

Once you receive word that your mentorship is confirmed, we will e-mail you a letter with more information, including your mentor’s contact information. YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR MENTOR TO SET UP THE TIME AND METHOD TO CONNECT.

What should I do to prepare for my mentorship session?

You should search for your mentor online and review his or her company’s website. Come with questions that you want to ask your mentor during your time together and reflect on what you would like to gain from your time together.

How should I dress for my mentorship ?

You should dress professionally, even if meeting virtually.

How do I virtually connect with my mentor if we are meeting virtually?

If you are meeting virtually, you should discuss the platform you will use when you contact your mentor to confirm the date and the time of the mentorship.The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation can provide a Zoom link your you and your mentor to use for your session.

How long will my mentorship session last?

In-person mentorships are typically one business day. Mini-Mentorships typically last one hour but can be extended based on your mentor’s availability. The exact day and time of your mentorship are based on your preferences and the mentor’s availability and will be set once your mentorship pairing is confirmed.

Can I schedule a date on a weekend?

No. Mentors are available during standard business days only (Monday through Friday, no holidays).

Can I do more than one mentorship ?

Yes. Many of our mentees participate in the program several times. You will need to fill out a new application each time.

How should I follow up with my mentor after our mentorship?

You should send your mentor a personal thank you note.

What else should I do after my mentorship?

In addition to sending a thank you note, you should also fill out and return all evaluation forms provided. Please make sure that we have your permanent email address so that you can keep informed about our events and initiatives. The Foundation is a great opportunity to stay connected so we hope you’ll keep in touch. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook.

Is there anything else I should know?

Please remember that your mentor has volunteered his or her time to provide you with this opportunity. Please be punctual and professional. Be sensitive to the people sharing their day with you. This is the real thing, not a show. Please understand that your mentor may ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement, which you should do. Enjoy and learn from this unique adventure!

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation
1460 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062