In the piece, API’s President & CEO Sheryl Barden weighs in on how to set expectations between the mentor and mentee.
Here’s what to think about when finding the right mentor, according to Barden:
“When entering a mentorship program really think hard about what you want to accomplish. It’s not just about making a friend or networking contact who has more time in the industry than you do, but it’s also about shooting for something that you want to improve on and engaging somebody who can help you make it happen. A good mentor will help you hold a mirror up to your face to see where you are blocking your own success. Sometimes that is going to be very hard, but that is how you break through to the next level. Being a mentee takes strength and fortitude.”