During college, we all face challenges and obstacles. Finding jobs and internships, working hard in classes, and staying active in PRSSA all put a lot of pressure on us. Don’t you wish there was someone who successfully went through what you did who was willing to help you out?
One of the most lasting benefits of PRSSA is the opportunity to connect with PRSA professionals. As we are in the middle of PRSSA/PRSA Relationship Month, it’s a great time to find a mentor and grow as a young professional. Here are some resources to help you find a mentor:
During your mentor search, there are several important things to keep them in mind. Ryan McShane, a 2007–2008 National Committee member, wrote an excellent post detailing specific qualities to look for in a mentor. On the opposite end, PR Tactics published an article with solid advice on how to be a good mentee. Also, remember that you don’t need to limit the number of mentors you have, just be sure to be interested and stay in contact with each professional you consider a mentor.
So, where else do you find mentors? What are the most successful traits of both mentors/mentees? Any success stories you’d like to share?
– Courtesy of the PRSSA National Blog (http://www.prssa.org/blog/)