“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton
Having a mentor can provide you with many advantages
Mentors. They’ve been there, done that and have seen it all. Yet, a woeful number of entrepreneurs start their careers without one. In an age where instant gratification is glorified, it’s unsurprising that many entrepreneurs and young founders do not seek out a mentor as hard as they try to find a co-founder.
In today’s competitive landscape a mentoring relationship can give you an edge that differentiates you from your peers and/or your competition. You may be ready to make a career change or advance in your present career but something is holding you back.
Wouldn’t you benefit from a relationship with someone who may provide knowledge, insight, support, guidance, and open doors for you? It may surprise you that some of the world’s most rich and famous had mentoring relationships to help them in their quest for excellence.
A mentor can help to shorten your learning curve, open your mind to new ideas and possibilities, identify opportunities and advise on how to promote yourself. If you select a mentor who works at the same company as you do, they can provide invaluable insider information on how to navigate the company politics and achieve your goals. Mentoring is not just a great idea, it is a proven concept
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs. Jobs was mentored by Mike Markkula — an early investor and executive at Apple. And Eric Schmidt mentored Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google.
Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills is hosting a nationwide ‘Meet-A-Mentor’ (Mentors Day event) to help Young Individuals connect with experienced professionals, entrepreneurs and relationship experts that will offer timeless and priceless advise/counsel and direction
The whole essence of Meet-A-Mentor (Mentors Day) event is to Nurture .
Groom . Inspire Young and Matured People alike to take actions and
decisions that will enable them find and discover their voice and their
Event will take place nationwide as follows:
Date: The last was on Monday, September 4th, 2017 (Public Holiday) . Future events dates yet to be fixed
Time: 10:00am – 03:00pm (It is not an event so prospective mentees can come
in anytime between 10:00am to 03:00pm)
Venue: Final venue in each state will be communicated to every prospective
mentee upon registration
Young and Matured People alike seeking directions, clarifications and
advise on issues they face everyday in their work, business or family. It
is OPEN to everyone across the 36 states in Nigeria. We will share venue
details in your state to you upon registration.
Kindly note that this mentoring session is FREE OF CHARGE and the
conversation can continue long after Meet-A-Mentor (Mentors Day) Event in
your state. Certificates of participation will be issued to MENTEES.
Visit www.mtc-foundation.org to know more about the Nirmala Chellarams
Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills, University of Lagos