SOURCE: Bryant & Stratton College Online
BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2013) - Bryant & Stratton College Online today announced a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled "Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor," the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online students. This session will take place on Wednesday, August 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Acclaimed career coach Kim Dority will lead the webinar. Ms. Dority has been a presenter at many past career webinars for Bryant & Stratton College Online and has been writing about and teaching courses on career design for more than a decade.
"Professional mentors deliver many benefits both professionally and personally at any stage in a career, but offer distinct advantages to those individuals just starting out," said Dority. "Finding the right person or people to serve as a mentor can be tricky if you don't know where to look or what characteristics make a good fit. In this webinar I'll take attendees through some helpful considerations on how to find a mentor and how to work with him or her once you've found that person."
The "Are You My Mentor?" webinar will highlight advice and guidance for students and professionals looking to find a mentor. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to:
- Identify who might be a good fit as a mentor
- Approach an individual with a request for mentoring
- Structure a mentoring relationship for maximum career benefit and mutual reward
- Ask for guidance, including what specific questions to ask
- Handle and move past potentially awkward mentoring situations and circumstances
- Pay it forward and become a mentor yourself, when you're ready
"Mentors can be a powerful career resource but many people don't know how much the relationship can offer. At Bryant & Stratton College Online we spend a great deal of time ensuring students have the skills and knowledge that will make them ready for a career. Understanding how to identify a mentor and why finding one is important is part of that mission," said Scott Traylor, Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "Ms. Dority has an incredible amount of knowledge to offer on the topic and we are happy to be able to provide this session at no cost to attendees."
The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information on professional mentors. Those interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/. Additionally, following the webinar, attendees will be able to download a hand-out recapping the top strategies addressed in the session.
To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College and for information about its online degree programs, go to http://online.bryantstratton.edu. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For almost 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor's degree programs, twelve online associate's degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.