Resolution: Get a Mentor. Be a Mentor.

In keeping with the resolution theme, today’s post is focused on the value of mentors. I’ve made it a point to identify people (formally and informally) in all areas of my life who can help guide me to become the person I aspire to be. I regularly ping them for advice, grab a coffee or lunch, and gauge their collective responses to opportunities and challenges that pop up in my life, melding suggestions into options that work best for me. Through #EMchat, I’ve met a number of colleagues who have provided serious advice and have been instrumental in the decisions that I have made in my career.

mentorTo me, networking and collaborating with colleagues is the best part of the #EMchat community. And that’s why we’re looking to connect individuals on a greater level as we move into 2015. Over the next few months, we’ll be working on formally defining the online mentorship role that we know EMchat is already providing behind the scenes for so many. We’ve got some great ideas spinning and as always, we're open to your ideas as well!

Maybe you don’t need a mentor you can talk to every day. Maybe you’re just looking for advice on one particular topic or experience. Maybe you’ve had a fantastic career or just went through a super successful implementation of a CRM and have some tips to share. Maybe you just want to give back. Our goal is simply to create the pool and let the community take it from there.

Whatever the case, be on the lookout for updates and let us know your thoughts on the value you’d find in this!

#EMchat 34: Grad EM Series: #ProDev - Tweet of the Night goes to @SarahLangDC

#EMchat 34's topic was about Professional Development in Grad EM.  There were many familiar Grad EM friends that participated in the chat, which led to great info about resources for Grad EM professional development.

Tweet of the Night: 

Tonight's TOTN goes to Sarah Lang (@SarahLangDC), for her answer to Q3: Professionally speaking, what has been your biggest "A-ha!" moment?

[tweet https://twitter.com/SarahLangDC/status/223590653949513728]

Tweet of the Night Honorable Mentions:

David Pittman (@DavidMPittman) receives a TOTN HM for his answer to Q2: What are the biggest differences between Undergrad EM and Grad EM?

[tweet https://twitter.com/DavidMPittman/status/223592331570462720]

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Kristen S. (@ksterba) offered advice on how to encourage others to pursue a career in Grad EM:

[tweet https://twitter.com/ksterba/status/223595613877575680]

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...which then led to this tweet by Marcus Hanscom (@MarcusHanscom)

[tweet https://twitter.com/MarcusHanscom/status/223596611593453569]

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...which then led to this tweet about NAGAP's Mentor Program, by our Resource King, Tim Dunning (@TimDunning):
[tweet https://twitter.com/timdunning/status/223596704765722624]
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