Mashable: How Social Media is Changing Mentorship
Evelyn Lee | On 2013/08/05
Mentorship within the profession is often talked about, but rarely has positive outcomes when implementation is taken on by organizations such as the AIA. I have found that relationships are best grown at a person-to-person level, and that if you are willing to reach out you will usually find someone willing to lend a hand. In order to foster my own relationships I have found incredibly success reaching out over professional social media channels including LinkedIn. The effort lead to several in-person meetings and eventually my new job at MKThink.
Aaron Pitman recently posted an article over at Mashable entitled, How Social Media is Changing Mentorship. Although the article is specifically geared towards entrepreneurs, it is a lesson that anyone working within the aec industry can put to use.
Professionals who have mentors make between $5,610 and $22,450 more annually than those on their own. And one of the places mentors make the biggest difference is when it comes to entrepreneurship.