Mentoring is the action of someone with more experience sharing advice, insight, and their understanding of a field with someone who is interested in learning more. Professional and career mentorships can be immensely valuable to students for a number of reasons. A mentor can give tips for the job's application process, offer advice for skills to build while in school, provide insight into whether this is the best career field for a student, and although it should never be expected, may just be the key to unlocking new opportunities.
Who Can Be a Mentor?
Brooklyn College alumni are always eager to provide career advice. The Magner Center encourages Alumni to stay connected and standby as a resource for students. But beyond alums, a mentor can be anyone including family, friends of family, neighbors, professionals you meet at work, or even fellow students.
How Can BC Students Get a Mentor?
There are several ways that students can connect with professionals in their field including events, various online resources, and programs hosted by the Magner Career Center.
Career Exploration Month in November which typically features over 50 alumni
Alumni Networking Night in April/May which typically features over 75 alumni and students
The Magner Career Center, academic departments, student clubs, and professional associations all host events throughout the year that give you opportunity to meet professionals