Undergraduate Blog / Tag: mentor

Kirishika Krishnarajah

On Your Own

With all the challenges of going into an internship, it gets a lot harder when your mentor is out of the office on your second full week in. Despite all the hurdles I faced and the fear I initially had, I was able to learn so much in the week my mentor was out. Being…

Sharon Chin

DTR: Work Edition

When I say DTR, I don’t mean sitting next to your significant other and discussing whether or not you’ve hit a dead-end. Instead, I mean figuring out what kind of relationship you want to have with your supervisor/mentor at your internship. At Kapten & Son, my mentor is Ashley, a twenty-something graduate student with a…

Sophia Zhu

A Mentor Inspires

I am so lucky to have had the best mentor anyone can ask for. Julie Burgardt is the digital manager at Araks, an entrepreneur, and the person who I worked most closely with. This summer, Julie has taught me valuable lessons that I will bring with me to all my future jobs. The first is…

Julia Dean

The Value of a Mentor

More than a month has passed since I began my internship. It has been an unforgettable experience. Not only have I learned valuable lessons in the business, marketing, and lifestyle fields that I could never learn from a class or textbook, I have learned the value of a mentor. I have had the pleasure of shadowing…

Lee Goldstein

How the Right Mentor Can Help You Succeed

As summer internships or entry-level positions creep closer to their start dates, it is important to be on the lookout for your next mentor. A good mentor, someone who will assist you in developing professionally, can be greatly beneficial as you begin a career or explore a new industry. Your odds for advancement, job success,…