Your Key to success lays into Mentorship

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Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills one can learn/gain from mentors, but also because mentoring provides professional socialisation and personal support to facilitate success in graduate school and beyond.

Mentorship is a partnership with mutual trust, respect and understanding. It’s very important that you and your mentor get on well and can be honest with each other. This has enabled me to gain knowledge and advice from someone who has been through the same journey. Being able to have a mentor who can take you under their wing, share knowledge and provide guidance is an invaluable resource and for me personally, my mentor has become a lifelong friend.

Advice I would give to others:

  • Humble yourself and allow someone to speak to you.
  • Every decision you make affect your long term run.
  • Commit to your dream, Know what you love and do what you love.
  • Self-reflection is a good way to learn and reflect on what you have done well and what things you need to improve on.
  • Set yourself goals – both professional and personally.
  • Find yourself a mentor, someone that you can learn from and talk to at work or outside of work. 
  • Motivate yourself.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and be enthusiastic.
  • Be brave, step out of your comfort zone and try something new – you just never know what you can achieve.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.