What Are the Benefits of Working with a Mentor?


Career development is a long-term process full of ups and downs, and you don't want to go through it alone. As you begin your career journey, consider identifying a mentor who can guide you along the process.

As the American Psychological Association (APA) emphasizes, mentoring relationships can be life-changing. A training module drafted by the Centering on Mentoring Task Force, established by former APA President Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, defines a mentor as “an individual with expertise who can help develop the career of a mentee. The mentor guides, trains, advises and promotes the career development of the mentee." Working with a mentor, therefore, is essential for professional growth.

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