After last year’s amazing success of the students in DECA competition, I am truly committed to the International Telementor Program (ITP). Even though my students are really capable and committed to the projects they work on, the mentor expertise in the business world brings them a perspective they cannot get anywhere else at this point in their lives.CLICK
My oldest son, Kyle, is learning the value of networking. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree two years ago and has struggled since then to find a “real” job. His world is beginning to change, however. After serving on a panel moderated by the director of AOL Jobs, he’s now blogging for that online resource and receiving advice from noteworthy career coaches and others. Their recommendations include seeking out a mentor and emphasize the importance of building a professional network. While these strategies aren’t new to Kyle given that his mom works for ITP, which is all about mentoring and building professional networks, I believe hearing this wisdom from outside sources increases its value.