Benefits of a Mentor

There are a plethora of benefits to having a mentor. For example, mentors can provide advice on:

A mentor is often someone who “opens doors” for you to pursue opportunities in local or national organizations, research teams, important university or organizational committees, or other activities that will add to your professional growth. Mentors can speak up on your behalf within your department or by recommending you for external leadership. You also gain the advantage of observing how a successful senior faculty member approaches problems and career activities.  

A mentor can also help you: