By David Selby “View your career as a lifelong apprenticeship” was a wonderful piece of advice I received early in my now long professional journey. I probably didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but it is advice that I have carried with me and reflected upon often. To me “lifelong…… Continue reading The Apprenticeship Gap
By Victoria Fombelle Last Thursday, in the heart of downtown Chicago at DePaul’s College of Communication, public relations students from nine universities and professionals came together to learn and network at The Plank Center’s Milestones in Mentoring Student Session. This event was an extension of Plank Center’s Milestones in Mentoring Gala, which has been uniting…… Continue reading PR Experts Inspire Future Leaders: The #PlankMentor Experience
By Colin Wylie Professionals frequently hear the call to action to become mentors to the rising generation. Numerous studies have indicated the correlation between mentorship and engagement in the workplace. Recently, a study of millennials by Deloitte indicated, “Mentoring is having a positive impact and six in ten (61 percent) Millennials are currently benefiting from…… Continue reading Peer Mentoring in College, What’s In It For Me?
Much has been written, including in this blog, about the importance for first-time job seekers and young professionals to build solid mentor relationships. In most cases, mentees ask most of the questions as they seek answers to the mysteries of job searches and career success. So, I was pleased to find some excellent tips for prospective mentors in yesterday’s…… Continue reading 5 Questions Every Mentor Should Ask