Generations of Entrepreneurs as Mentors

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 19, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Aaron L. Robinson is a Junior at the University of South Carolina, graduating in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. Aaron has thirteen years of work and business experience through Tega Hills Farm. He takes special interest in consultation work for the family farm as well as face to face sales.

Experts Give Tips to Success

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 29, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Giving advice they wish someone had given them…

Five professionals gave the following advice to college students and those starting their careers.

Follow the (Right) Leader:

“Avoid letting others’ expectations overly influence your choices. Parents, friends, and significant others may not fully grasp the career path you envision for yourself. Use someone within your desired field who understands and shares your vision as a model.” -David Russell, Ph.D.

Don’t Go it Alone:

“Seek out mentors and colleagues who will support you on your journey–and learn from them. We each have to forge our own path, but finding a way is easier if we can benefit from others’ experiences.” -Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.

The Mentor Behind Our Leaders

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments

As a professor, he taught Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barbara Jordan.

I’m always on the lookout for inspiring stories about influential people, especially if there’s a special occasion to celebrate them. While on the treadmill at the gym, I thumbed through an AARP magazine (December/January), someone had left behind. In it I found an article written by Teresa Wiltz, about a 92 year old professor who has been teaching for (are you ready?) 69 years!

Mentorship Keys: Trust and Continuity

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 14, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

We are happy to present the fifth in our series of guest blogs…

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

 

From Public Housing to Director of Housing

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 7, 2012 in , , | No Comments

We are happy to present the fourth in our series of guest blogs…

The bloggers will be giving you glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

It’s Thank Your Mentor Day!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 26, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

THANK YOUR MENTOR DAY™

January 26, 2012, is Thank Your Mentor Day™. Take time to honor the important mentor(s) in your life by posting an online tribute or by sending a handwritten note of thanks. See my earlier post, January is National Mentoring Month! for other ideas on how to celebrate.

To post a tribute online, go to YouTube today, make the National Mentoring Month videos the most popular of the day!

Mentor Gets a “Blast” Out of Mentorships

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 24, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

We are happy to present the third in our series of guest bloggers…

The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth, both mentors and mentees testify to the importance of their relationship. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Take Key Actions

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 23, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

A student or grad eager to enter the job market must understand the uphill battle they face–and how to succeed.

There are several key actions to take which will ensure a better chance of being hired now, or after graduation.

Three at the top of the list are…

1) Obtain a mentor-It’s easier than ever now to find quality mentors, simply go to our home page. There you may be paired with mentors–free. The mentors, (professionals in their field), offer a great deal; advice, encouragement, contacts and much more. Often times, mentors are literally lifesavers, providing guidance and serving as positive role models to students and grads without family support. If you don’t have a mentor, you’re at a disadvantage. (See other posts regarding mentors).

One Inspiring Professor

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 9, 2012 in , , | No Comments

Last lectures are common on many college campuses. For one professor, it literally was his last.

Chosen professors are asked to put themselves in a hypothetical situation–they are dying and must give a final lecture to students and faculty. Often, their topic revolves around the questions: what is most important to me and what legacy would I like to leave behind? These lectures may serve as inspiration to students who can learn a great deal from academic mentors reflecting on their lives.

Fundamentals Matter

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 5, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

“I never made it to the NFL…”

In Professor Randy Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture, (a book I highly recommend), he speaks of achieving childhood dreams. One of his (being a player in the NFL) wasn’t realized, but he learned from his mentor and coach a life lesson.

At nine years old, Professor Pausch loved tackle football and his father had him join a league with a “really old-school” football coach. The coach, an imposing 6-foot-four former linebacker at Penn State, taught the kids on his league a valuable lesson. On their first day of practice, the kids noticed there weren’t any footballs on the field. The coach told the team they didn’t need any footballs, here’s why…