Recently, I sent out an email to some folks soliciting an informal mentor here at Microsoft. Keeping in mind that many Microsoft employees also read the blogs here, I've decided to make the posting public. If you are a former Microsoft employee or retired from Microsoft, I'd love to hear from you as well. (Note: I realize Microsoft has an excellent formal mentor program, but unfortunately I don't qualify for it yet because you have to be an FTE for at least one full year before signing up). My email is posted on the right ->
I am a young, hard working, ambitious & politically astute individual who is seeking out a senior informal mentor. I wouldn’t expect you to dedicate tons of time to this project, I realize you are likely to be a very busy professional but hear me out and see if what I have to offer piques your interest:
What I’m looking for in you:
If you happen to receive this and have some advice on who I might be able to contact, please feel free to start a conversation.
Ahmad Mahdi - CISSPSecurity TechnologistMicrosoft