Do you remember when you were starting out in your IT career? There were likely some uphill challenges. As you got started, and as your career progressed, maybe there was a confidante or senior leader who provided you with guidance and advice along the way. Or maybe you wish you had that type of person helping you reach your goals. That’s what ARA is all about.
Mentoring is a partnership between two people that supports a personal and professional development strategy. Mentoring is a term generally used to describe a relationship between a less experienced individual, called a mentee, and a more experienced individual known as a mentor. Mentoring can either involve a one-on-one relationship or a network of multiple mentors.
A mentor is an experienced person who provides information, advice, support, and encouragement to another person, often leading and guiding by example through her expertise or success. In a more general sense, a good mentor is anyone you can learn something from. Mentors serve as trusted and significant advisors, providing a sounding board for day-to-day issues encountered on the job and alternative perspectives on issues in terms of both problem identification and problem solving.
There are incredible benefits to serving as a mentor with ARA, including: