The year has begun and we have so much planned for the New Year.
Just like setting your resolutions- what is it that you want to achieve this year or work on the ones that didn’t make it and take them to the highest possible level.
So you need to lay yourself a virtuous foundation that will be able to lug all your desires.
This goes to all of you who want to take charge and make it in life this year.
One thing you should know is that, there is NO ONE that can do everything all by themselves, I mean literally no one!
This basically means that, we need one another to make it in life. As they say, “you scratch my back, I scratch yours.”
You need that someone whom you go to in terms of advices so you don’t make rusty decisions you’ll regret later on.
There are people whom aspire you or look up to, those that you wish one day you could turn out to be just like them, or motivate you to do better in life…
You need a mentor like that to guide you throughout.
Mentoring consist of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee.
Many graduate students initially are unsure of what they will do with their degree. This is not a problem but rather an opportunity for good mentoring.
Students’ career goals are evolutionary and good mentors assist students with their professional evolution.
Research shows that students who experience good mentoring also have a greater chance of securing academic tenure-track position.
Here are points why mentoring is important:
- You accumulate knowledge and skills
- Gain valuable advice from a more experienced person.
- It provides professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate schools and beyond.
- Quality mentoring enhances students’ chances for success.
Find a mentor you identify with. This means finding someone who have similar style, mannerism and approach to your own.
Remember this doesn’t only apply to students, but also individuals that seek mentor ship for their personal advancement.
Embark on your 2020 journey with BU alongside your chosen mentor.