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Mentorship and Networking

July 26, 2009

mentoringHow many of us have goals? How many of us seek guidance and direction, inspiration even? Someone to build us up, someone to care for us to achieve what we’d like? This is where mentorship and networking come in.

For some, it is nerve wrecking. We think, “Who wants to talk to someone because we need something?” The truth is everyone starts out seeking guidance. It’s okay to talk to people who have insight, furthermore, you should build and  maintain your relationships with them.

Last week I was invited to SUNY Purchase College to speak to the pre freshmen. As an alumni, I offered my contact information for those that needed mentorship and/or a contact in the film industry. These students gave me a shocked look. Similarly, I gave my email address to students who were training to become production assistants, these students too perhaps 2 out of 13 emailed me to follow up.

Following up after receiving contact information is the most essential part of networking and/or gaining a new mentor. I would not be anywhere without the people who believe in me and who have decided to give me a helping hand.

If you have any questions on mentoring or networking please, feel free to comment or email me 🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2009 10:42 am

    That is wonderful! It is good to be accessible… Not everyone would be so humble. What a beautiful spirit

  2. August 2, 2009 9:54 pm

    i think mentorship is a game changer! there is nothing more fantastic then getting someone who looks out for your personal/bizness well being. nice blog!

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