5 Reasons Why You Should Get A Mentor

Over Christmas break, I made a lot of goals. One of those goals was to get a mentor. Through the course of some networking tactics this semester, I was able to get connected with a mentor. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with him and talk to him for an hour over coffee. It was so good – both the conversation and what could come from this relationship. This one initial meeting reaffirmed to me the importance of having a mentor, especially in college as one is trying to discern and figure a lot out about themselves, what they are doing with their lives, and much more.

Here are 5 solid reasons why you should get a mentor (especially once you become a college student):

1. They will most likely pay for the coffee.

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Heck, your mentor may even buy you a second one.

2. They have wisdom.

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Your mentor should be older than you and thus have more life experience and ultimately more wisdom.

3. It is healthy for you to talk to someone and to have someone listen.

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It is always good to have a listening ear.

4. Because they are wiser, they can give guidance and advice.

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No one said the real world was going to be easy. They can help.

5. Even Lindsey Lohan has a mentor.

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Nuff’ said.

All in all, mentors are great and if you are in college already, get one. If you about to be in college, you should make it your goal. For real though, having a mentor is so good!


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Published by John Luke Hawkins

My name is John Luke Hawkins and I am a sophomore at Hope. I am from the small agriculture town of Tipton, Indiana. I love my new Home sweet Hope. Currently, I double majoring in Communications and Religion. When I am not doing homework (too often), I might be working one of my jobs as a Library Worker, Overnight Host, or Student Blogger. If I am not doing homework or work, I am probably doing something with my numerous organizations that I am involved in such as Dance Marathon, Gospel Choir, Intramurals, Nykerk, and a small group. If I come up with free time amongst all that, then I like to run, free dance, self-reflect, go on adventures, and spend time with friends. Hope College has really helped me discover who I am. Here it is in seven words: energetic, organized, contemplative, determined, silly, social, and intentional.

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