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How Do Students Benefit From a Formal Mentorship?

Mentorship is valuable to any student's future. Here's how to find experts and people who've accomplished great things in the areas you're interested in.

Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel
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Entrepreneur & Author
Mentorship is crucial! And finding formal mentoring relationships is so important. Find experts and those who have accomplished great things in areas you are interested in. (Often, they can be found right in the academic departments of your college.) Be willing to ask for their help and use the fact that you are a young and up-and-comer to your advantage. Most people in high places like to help others find the same success they did. Just as important is leveraging peer mentoring. Ask peers who have experience in your areas of interest to help you. Not only do they know how to do what you're interested in doing, but they also have a similar perspective as you do because they are of the same generation.

If you’re looking for a great mentor at your school, check out our article on How Students Can Find Supportive Mentors in College.

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