August 19, 2013

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Webinar that Gives Tips on How to Find and Work with a Mentor

By B&SC News Team

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Webinar that Gives Tips on How to Find and Work with a Mentor

The August 28 webinar will offer advice on finding and establishing a mentor-mentee relationship, which is critical for new graduates starting their careers

BUFFALO, NY (August 19, 2013) – Bryant & Stratton College Online today announced a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled “Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online students. This session will take place on Wednesday, August 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Acclaimed career coach Kim Dority will lead the webinar. Ms. Dority has been a presenter at many past career webinars for Bryant & Stratton College Online and has been writing about and teaching courses on career design for more than a decade.

“Professional mentors deliver many benefits both professionally and personally at any stage in a career, but offer distinct advantages to those individuals just starting out,” said Dority. “Finding the right person or people to serve as a mentor can be tricky if you don’t know where to look or what characteristics make a good fit. In this webinar I’ll take attendees through some helpful considerations on how to find a mentor and how to work with him or her once you’ve found that person.”

The “Are You My Mentor?” webinar will highlight advice and guidance for students and professionals looking to find a mentor. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to:

  • Identify who might be a good fit as a mentor
  • Approach an individual with a request for mentoring
  • Structure a mentoring relationship for maximum career benefit and mutual reward
  • Ask for guidance, including what specific questions to ask
  • Handle and move past potentially awkward mentoring situations and circumstances
  • Pay it forward and become a mentor yourself, when you’re ready

“Mentors can be a powerful career resource but many people don’t know how much the relationship can offer. At Bryant & Stratton College Online we spend a great deal of time ensuring students have the skills and knowledge that will make them ready for a career. Understanding how to identify a mentor and why finding one is important is part of that mission,” said Scott Traylor, Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “Ms. Dority has an incredible amount of knowledge to offer on the topic and we are happy to be able to provide this session at no cost to attendees.”

The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information on professional mentors. Those interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.www.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/. Additionally, following the webinar, attendees will be able to download a hand-out recapping the top strategies addressed in the session.