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Leaders should influence others in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others. ― Bob Goshen
A professional mentor can help another individual develop and advance their career.
Professional mentors help applicants become better prepared to enter the professional career environment. Professional mentoring is a familiar concept in higher education institutions, but relatively unfamiliar to the rest of the community. Mentoring within this category helps creates equal business and growth opportunities for everyone.
Examples of professional-based mentoring programs include, but are not limited to:
- Resume and cover letter critiques
- Concentration education programs
- Mock interview programs
- Professional enrichment seminars
- Skills training
The Giving Hour also provides opportunities in young professional mentoring. Young professional mentoring helps young people kick start into their professional careers. With many young people having little exposure to real life career fields within their grade school years, they become unprepared and fall a step behind others upon post-graduation. Mentoring within this category helps create equal growth opportunities for all young people alike. Students will receive exposure and professional development training to better enhance themselves for the job market of tomorrow.
Examples of young professional mentoring programs include, but are not limited to:
- Computer training for youth etc.
- Science lab mentoring
- Youth office visit programs