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 Mini-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 the session.

How should I dress for my mentorship ?

Although the Mini-Mentorships are virtual, you should dress professionally as if you were meeting in an office.

How do I virtually connect with my mentor?

When you contact your mentor to confirm the date and the time of the mentorship you will discuss the application that you use to meet virtually.  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?

Mini-Mentorships typically last one hour but it can be extended based on your mentor’s availability.  As part of the application you will indicate your preference for a morning or afternoon session.  The exact time of your mentorship 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
540 W. Frontage Rd., Suite 2210   Northfield, IL 60093