January is National Mentoring Month!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 4, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

We at StudentMentor.org know the value of mentors.

This month, it’s time to honor those selfless professionals who have provided countless hours of their time mentoring. Students and grads, who have taken advantage of our free service, directly benefit from years of experience mentors bring to their mentoring relationships.

Mentors provide guidance, support and industry knowledge to mentees. Often, mentors introduce mentees to their professional contacts, allowing worthwhile networking to take place, building a bridge to the future. Additionally, mentors boost the self-esteem of mentees by believing in what they can accomplish. The many words of encouragement a mentor speaks are remembered and cherished for a lifetime.

A Great Gift

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 26, 2011 in , , | No Comments

It’s the time of year when people are given gifts. Here’s one gift meant to be cherished.

If you happen to be a fortunate person, then at some point in your life a gift was given that didn’t come from a mall, wrapped in shiny paper, or topped with a bright bow. The gift I’m referring to is one not everybody receives. It also might go unrecognized or unappreciated. It’s a gift one cannot put a value on, but it’s valuable, very valuable.

A Good Mentor Gives You Rope

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 26, 2011 in , , | 3 Comments

We are happy to present the second 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 of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday. 

Mentee Inspired by Mentor’s Passion

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 19, 2011 in , , | No Comments

We are happy to present the first 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 of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Job Search Discouragement

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 21, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

It’s completely natural to feel discouraged, anxious and even depressed during unemployment.

Don’t allow those feelings to prevent you from moving forward, continue aiming towards your career goals.

Here are some suggestions to help you cope better:

1.) Ask what you might gain from this transition. Instead of thinking negatively, look for the positives. Unencumbered time lends plenty of opportunity to focus on what matters most to you, opening up new avenues of possibility.

2.) Keep your hope up and set goals to achieve, so you can see results, accomplishing something. Set goals weekly, and monthly, look at those goals daily to ensure you are on track.