Posted by Barbara Hauke on
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
So far, I have had several incredible experiences at Albers and the Mentor Fair was another one. It is an evening that brings out the Business Professional in you. There are so many things about the Mentor Fair that makes it a valuable event. How often do you get a chance to meet top professionals from all the industries in your area under one roof? How often can you walk up to an executive and ask questions? How often do you get a chance to learn soft skills by observing top notch professionals? The list is endless.
It is an evening where you talk to the people from your favorite companies or your favorite job profiles and sip some wine along with tempting appetizers (yes, I am a big foodie). I was nervous. To select just a few out of a list of almost 200 experts is a tedious task. I wanted to talk to everybody. They all have rich experience and a lot of wisdom to share. But that was not possible, so I focused on their work descriptions. Was there something I would like to know about their jobs? Was there job something I would like to do in the future? Even that got me an impossible list of some 20-30 mentors. Ultimately, I had to apply more and more filters to get my final 6 preferred mentors.
Finally, I got to meet some of the people I had chosen at the Mentor Fair. Their mannerisms taught me a lot. In the end, I was wondering if by just spending an evening with some of these executives could motivate me so much, how having a mentor for a year would make a whole lot of a difference. I have been assigned my mentor along with a fellow mentee. I am looking forward to our first meeting and will keep you all updated about it. I am very excited.