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    Posted: Jul 28 2014 at 9:00pm
well I've come to understand that the best relationships are reciprocal, I thing I was more of a taker and didn't really give enough back...


i copied an article here that give some tips


How to be a good mentee

http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/working-with-career-coach/
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@nature, why do you say that? was it because you didn't follow their advice, did not contact them often or..?
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I am seeking some now I've had great mentors in the past and on reflection I was a terrible (*mentee). I will do better.
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Originally posted by callmeDEva callmeDEva wrote:

All of my professional mentors are white women and one asian man

There's no black women in my department at school. And the one black woman I met during my internship has a stick up her ass. She's extremely rude. I would love to link up with someone who looks like me

I think one of the misconceptions is that your mentors need to be black.  If they're nice and open to it, sure.  But if not, you gotta find someone who is willing to help you grow.
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Found this, from Inc magazine:

Get a mentor through Linkedin 
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I wish this thread had gotten more answers...
Here are a couple threads I found on the same topic"

Who has a mentor?

Male Mentors for Women (LSA)

You could check if your college has a mentorship matching program for alumni and networking events.

If you live near MIT, it offers a mentorship program:


http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/programs/programs-events/mentoring/

and here is info to become a member (only members can be matched with a mentor):

http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/membership/about-membership/
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Good idea ismile
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All of my professional mentors are white women and one asian man

There's no black women in my department at school. And the one black woman I met during my internship has a stick up her ass. She's extremely rude. I would love to link up with someone who looks like me
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Originally posted by iSMILE13 iSMILE13 wrote:

Join the African American organization of whatever field you are in (a few below) BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN YOU LOCAL CHAPTER!

Accounting - NABA
Human resources - NAAAHR
Nursing - NBNA
Can't cosign this enough.

Also, sometimes its helpful to do informational interviews. People love talking about themselves, it's a good way to make connections.
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Join the African American organization of whatever field you are in (a few below) BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN YOU LOCAL CHAPTER!

Accounting - NABA
Human resources - NAAAHR
Nursing - NBNA
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