Friday, April 29, 2011

A Helping Hand: Mentorship?

I have been try to figure out how I would write this post for days and could not come up with anything that is cleaver or witty, so I'm just going to get to the point.

I want a mentor.

I had one. It didn't work out well. The mentor was assigned to me via a program and I don't think we were very compatible. Also, being a first time mentee, I made some mistakes. Everything seemed so forced and I was barely going through the motions to maintain the relationship. I have learned from that experience and I am ready to establish a mentorship that is beneficial to myself as well as my mentor. I want to connect with someone that will give me guidance that could help me navigate the media industry. I don't want a mentor just to have an extra person in my contact book. I want to build something genuine. This blog post is my way of reaching out. If anyone sees this and is interested in mentoring me, I would love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. My advice for this is not to look for a mentor (lol). I have several mentors and each relationship just came together. I met each one here and there, started chatting, and just clicked. As you attend more AABJ and NABJ events, just talk to people and see who you connect with. If one person gives you a good vibe, get their contact info and continue the conversation. A mentor/mentee relationship will flow from there. Hope it helps!

    -Brittany Geneva