My internship program assigned as workplace mentors to help us over the course of the internship. Things with my mentor have worked out really well and it’s nice to have someone who you can talk to over the course of the internship about anything more candid. My buddy was also a former intern at the company so they were able to share some of their experiences and advice with me. Something new I’ve learned about the industry from this mentor is just how important it is to start building relationships as soon as you start. They shared with me how doing this while they were an intern, and once they joined full-time was able to benefit them.
I think what makes a great mentor is just someone who shows that they’re willing to talk and help whenever needed.