Growing up, we all idolized somebody. Some of my friends idolized professional athletes like Michael Jordan or Shannon Miller. Some people idolized their older siblings or parents. For me, it was…and, OK, it still is…Britney Spears (I’m not ashamed!). These people, no matter who they were guided us through our teen years and helped shape us into the people we are.
Now, as future professionals, we should find someone to do the same for our careers. I’m talking about a mentor – a professional in the field who can help guide and nurture you as your education and career progresses.
So, how do you find a mentor? It is actually a fairly simple task. You may even already know them, but you may have to look around, too.