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Mentors & the Future: Preparing Students for a Complex Job Market

by Ben Pauley

Thomas Friedman, one of my favorite opinion writers for the New York Times, recently wrote an op-ed discussing some research done by Gallup. This research points to a number of crucial experiences that aid in a successful transition into the workforce, i.e., students that have these experiences not only get jobs but are engaged and have higher levels of personal well-being.

One of these crucial experiences is having a mentor. Interesting, right? Seems intuitive. But what exactly is it about having a mentor that makes this transition easier for students?

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Topics: Career Preparation, Mentors, Promoting Career Services