MAKING YOUR FINAL CHOICE: SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

After you have met with prospective mentors—or if you have a mentor assigned to you, after you have had an initial meeting—ask yourself two questions: Is this a good fit? Does this person have the time, willingness, and sincere interest in mentoring me?
If you’ve been assigned a mentor, you may feel that you have no choice, but you do. If you suspect there may not be a good learning fit, speak up. The more preparation you have done, the greater your ability to understand whether someone is or isn’t a good fit and to advocate for a change if necessary. Does your prospective mentor truly fit the criteria you set forth? If you are reasonably certain that he does, then you can launch ...

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