What is a mentor?
Hopefully we all have had someone in our career or in our lives that has served as a mentor to us. Somehow they have encouraged us, guided us, directed us or even helped pick us up when we have fallen. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes - they may be a seasoned professional, trusted friend, family member, or business colleague.
Among the many opportunities the NCBC provides to YOU, is this popular Mentorship Program. Right now a group of mentors have been paired with a group of mentees and they are communicating and collaborating regularly – by phone, email, instant messaging, video conferencing, or text messaging. You name it—With today’s technology the possibilities are endless.
Mentees are often seeking assistance with career advancement, project management, or skill development. Mentors can be an objective voice who points out a path for the mentee that might be well within reach but has somehow been overlooked.
Mentees have recently credited their mentors with assisting them to secure a promotion, prepare a presentation, or attain a goal.
Serving as a mentor can be a rewarding experience. Won’t you consider applying as a mentor or mentee or encourage a co-worker who is an NCBC member to apply? Another class of mentors and mentees will be starting later this year. Check out the mentorship page and video at http://www.ncbcweb.com/mentor-program and see more details on the program and how to apply as either a mentor or a mentee.