I will be mentoring a student from Stony Brook University. I am very exited about mentoring a student. This is my first time mentoring someone, but mentoring has been a goal of mine for a while. I have a mentor myself who has given me great advise and I love talking to her when I need to run something by her. For example, when I was provided with the opportunity to be a Business Analyst her voice was in my head to always say yes to the opportunities that are given you at your job. Especially at Canon. I was given the opportunity, I said yes to this opportunity and I am still working at the company. I don’t know what would have happened if I would have rejected the opportunity. I then gave her a call to see if she could help me with the job itself. Luckily, she knows someone that has been a BA for many years and she connected me to her. I had a conversation with this person and this made it easier for me to work on my new role.
I’m hoping this mentor/mentee relationship works out well. Today I am listening to a meeting of what to do with our students such as job shadowing and meetings with the mentees twice a month.
I’ve met my mentee and I like her very much. She is wise beyond her years as she has had to go through some trial and tribulations with her health. We talked over the internet on video chat and talked about ourselves and covid. How the new technology is so different than what we are used to. We will meet again in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see what comes next.