“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.