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Why Become a Mentor

“Mentoring affords me a personal and constructive means to “leave it better than you found it.” It offers a rewarding opportunity to share tools acquired and perspectives gained over a lifetime with the goal of benefiting a student’s efforts to navigate the path to success.” - Burton Hall, Mentor, The Pesce Family Mentoring Institute

  • Offer career guidance and general professional advice. Serve as a sounding board for a student and provide practical feedback when necessary.
  • Provide insight for students into your area(s) of expertise.
  • Serve as a positive role model for a student.
  • Inspire students to pursue new fields of interest or confirm their current field of interest.
  • Motivate students toward long-term goals.
  • Help students polish resumes and cover letters, improve interview skills, develop networking skills and conduct a job/internship search.
  • Provide information on how to research specific employers.
  • Provide potential contacts for students regarding internships and full-time employment opportunities.
  • Gain personal satisfaction from fostering the professional development of a student.