The academic year is winding down, and last week was the end-of-year get-together for McGill’s Professional Partnering Program. Congrats to soon-to-be MLIS grad Adam Baron for organizing a great year of partnering (and a wrap-up with delicious food). Due to some scheduling difficulties, I wasn’t able to meet with my partner as many times as I would have liked this year, but we were able to chat at a number of events, and we had tea at my favourite tea house. And I know we’ll keep in touch, even now that the semester is over.
As I’ve said before, I really encourage all students to sign up for a mentorship program, or to create one if there isn’t already one in place (and of course I recommend it to professionals as well!). This is a great way to connect one-on-one with a professional – plus, at the kick-off and finale events, you’ll almost certainly have the chance to meet your classmates’ partners as well. If you’re not looking for a job now, you will be soon, and having someone to coach you through the application process is crucial.
Have questions about mentorship? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll share my wisdom. :)