From Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to Christian Dior and Yves Saint-Laurent, many of the world’s most successful people ascribe their rise to power to being nurtured by a wise mentor. But if you want to follow a similar path, where can you start?
Though networking events, LinkedIn and direct approaches to people you admire are all ways to find a mentor, if you’re a VU student, the process is far easier.
Each year, VU’s Talent Connect Mentoring Programs match final-year students and recent graduates with mentors from the University’s rich alumni and industry network to assist them in their transition to their career. Through one-on-one mentoring sessions, mentees gain advice and support regarding employability skills, career direction, networking and job interviews and applications.
Here are some of their stories.