Mentors for LBS Students

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Mentoring

What is it?

Mentoring, or the process of mentorship, is really a growing, strengthening bond that occurs between a mentor, who is more experienced and someone who is less experienced, the mentee. The concept of mentorship has long been known and tracked in history. In fact, it was Homer's Odyssey that first gave rise to the term "mentor" through its character called Mentor, who, despite the fact that he is presented as a somewhat debilitated old man, is actually used by Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, to guide Odysseus' son Telemachus through a difficult time in the young man's life.

Why do I need one?

Well, maybe you don’t. But, what could it hurt? To have access to someone who has just freshly completed the program. How did they balance, work, family, leisure and school? Use them as a sounding board, ask their advice, run ideas past them, find a new friend. Sounds good, right?


Who are these godlike creatures call Mentors?

They are people just like you who have completed this very program. Mothers, Fathers, Employees, Students. Not only have they completed the program, they’ve survived it. And they are fresh from the program. This is a new service offered to LBS students and the first list of available mentors is from Cohort 12, who will be completing their classes in July and graduating in October, 2009.

Where can I get one of these Mentors?

Contact isp@sfu.ca