Mentoring relationships are an important element in the personal and professional development of both mentors and mentees. While you can get by without them, you’re much better off with them! These completely confidential relationships afford you the opportunity to openly share information with someone who works in your industry and has similar interests.
While mentor relationships often last long-term, the required commitment on the part of both the mentor and mentee is very manageable. Initially, we suggest establishing a one-year relationship, with an initial face-to-face meeting, and then quarterly meetings in person, on the phone or via video conference.