Behind every successful person, there’s a mentor who helped them on the journey to success. Some of the most influential people of our time were mentored by other trailblazers. Oprah Winfrey was mentored by Maya Angelou. Marc Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs. And Sheryl Sanberg was mentored by Larry Summers.
Studies have shown that students who had a mentor, sponsor or coach, who encouraged them to pursue their dreams, were more likely to graduate, and nearly twice as likely to thrive in college and beyond.
4 key ways mentors help students in their careers:
• Goal-Setting: Mentors assist college students in determining their career aspirations, and work with students to achieve them.
• Networking: Mentors are often well-known and respected in their field and community, and they can connect students to internships, jobs and other opportunities.
• Broadening the Scope of Knowledge: Along with introducing students to professionals and opportunities in their chosen field, mentors acquaint students with new resources and organizations.
• Job-Seeking and Interview Skills, and Job Retention: Mentors are able to demystify the often overwhelming job-seeking and interview processes, and offer first-hand advice on how future graduates can stand out to potential employers. In addition, mentors advise students on maintaining career longevity.
How do I find mentors? Simply attend our conference to learn more about mentorship and meet quality professionals, entrepreneurs, educators and others at the event. It will be one of the best decisions you make.