logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Graduate School Site

BellaOnline's Graduate School Editor

g

Find a Mentor


A mentor can be a wonderful and helpful guide in many areas of life and graduate school is no exception. Some of the specific things that a mentor can be a resource for as a graduate student or potential graduate student are: getting into graduate school, successfully getting through graduate school (with your sanity intact) and finding a job after graduation.

A mentor who has been through the graduate school admissions process before can help you by being a sounding board and providing advice when choosing a school and a program, be a second set of eyes for your Statement of Purpose and help you choose the right people to ask for references. A mentor can also help you throughout graduate school by helping you choose the internships and projects that will have the most positive impact not only on your career but also on your graduate school experience, they can be a shoulder to lean on when you need to vent about the stresses of school, provide advice on how to deal with difficult situations and help by providing you with perspective that all of your dedication and hard work will be worth it in the end. A mentor can also help you network by giving you tips and introducing you to people in your industry. Networking is a crucial step in finding the post-graduation job that is the right fit for you. They can also provide you with interviewing tips for the industry you are hoping to get a job in and possibly even help you land interviews. Choose the right mentor and you’ll have the benefit of their experience and knowledge at your fingertips as well as a shoulder to lean on through a time that will likely be stressful.

There are a number of ways you can find a mentor. Some ways are to ask people that you know if they could recommend anyone, seek out alumni from the university you are hoping to attend or you could find a mentor through a formal mentoring organization, such as StudentMentor.org. A mentor doesn’t necessarily need to be someone who is local to you. Look for someone who has insight into your graduate program of choice, university of choice, target career or all three. Choose someone who is a good personality fit for you and has a passion for mentoring. If the person is not local to you, email, phone and programs like Skype will still enable you to have a beneficial and fulfilling mentor-mentee relationship with them.
Add Find+a+Mentor to Twitter Add Find+a+Mentor to Facebook Add Find+a+Mentor to MySpace Add Find+a+Mentor to Del.icio.us Digg Find+a+Mentor Add Find+a+Mentor to Yahoo My Web Add Find+a+Mentor to Google Bookmarks Add Find+a+Mentor to Stumbleupon Add Find+a+Mentor to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Graduate School Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Nicole Amos. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Nicole Amos. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Nicole Amos for details.

g


g features
What to do if you do not get into graduate school

PhD Tuition at Capella University

Review of PhD Admissions at Capella University

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor