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Mentoring Students
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<h2>Mentorships</h2> <span><p>Mentoring is critical to the success of the technical communication profession.  The benefits of mentoring are not only for the student being mentored, but for the mentor themselves. </p> <p>The academic definition of a mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. </p> <p>Many students preparing to enter the professional work environment need the guidance and experiences of a counselor or teacher to make the transition.  As a professional in the technical communication environment, you can also assist and help students to transition from the academic environment to the working environment.    </p> <p>Once in the working environment, mentoring on the job is just as critical to continue your professional development as a technical communicator.  Many employers have mentoring programs within their structures or you may be able to leverage mentoring programs that are available in the professional community.  If you are a member of a professional society, such as STC, you can leverage your networking contacts to develop an informal mentoring relationship with a senior member. </p> <p>The possibilities for mentoring are endless, both as a mentor or mentoree. </p> <h2>Additional Information</h2> <p>For additional information regarding a professional mentoring program, refer to <a href="http://iainstitute.org/en/members/mentoring/mentoring_program.php" target="_blank">Mentoring Program</a> at The Information Architecture Institute.</p> <p>Page created by Britt Ellmer.</p></span>
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