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Professional Mentor

December 14, 2010

The article “How to Find a Professional Mentor if You’re in College in the On the Job website describes a program that helps college students find mentors for their professional aspirations.  What is very interesting is that grade school and high school students have no problems finding mentors for helping them achieve the next step, such as high schools for grade school students and colleges for high school students, but college students do not have many available options to mentor them in their next step, the job search.  This is because professors teaching in college have often not been in the companies that they are teaching about and cannot give strong advice on how to prepare for the field.  What this article describes is a program that was formed to match students up with professional mentors.  Not only is this a benefit for the students as they are able to find the mentor that they can often not find through their college, but it is also beneficial to the people that the program employs because many of them are people who are out of work but have recently worked in a certain field, so it is their opportunity to be employed while helping college students.

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  1. Mike Hurley permalink
    December 14, 2010 11:57 pm

    Mentors are very important for younger workers, as they provide leadership and example on how to work within a profession. I have learned from my mentors, within the legal field, what you can and cannot get away with, with other attorneys. It is a priceless asset to have, and it will help you for many years in the future.

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