How to Build a Great Relationship with a Mentor

Define your goals and specific needs. Write the “job description” of your ideal mentor. Get out a pen and paper, and write out your career goals. Make sure they are SMART. Then, list out some of the biggest obstacles to achieving them. This specificity will help you decide what type of mentor you should be looking […]

Essential Do’s and Dont’s of a Good Mentor​

What a mentor DOES Listen: function as a sounding board for problems and ideas. Criticize constructively: point out areas that need improvement, always focusing on the mentee’s behavior, never his/her character. Support and facilitate: provide networking experience; share knowledge of the system; offer assistance where needed. Teach by example: serve as a model for adhering […]