In most cases, don’t expect a mentor to find you. You will need to do the groundwork and initiate the relationship.
Your mentor should be someone that you can learn from and someone who you trust and respect. You could choose an informal mentor, such as:
- A teacher or lecturer
- Someone you work with
- A friend or family member
Or you may prefer to find a mentor through a formal program. Many schools, colleges, and universities run mentoring programs for students. You can also visit the Mentoring Australia website to find a local program near you.
Other ways to find a mentor are through networking events, LinkedIn or if you’re brave enough - directly approaching a person you admire or aspire to be like.