Young PR Pros: Episode #50 – Finding a Mentor… The Love Story

Kristine Simpson and Julia Kent play the final interview from the IABC Ottawa event After Graduation hosted at Carleton University.

We talk to Kelly Rusk, president of IABC Ottawa and a senior account executive at Banfield Seguin. Kelly talks about her mentor and how she maintains and grows the relationship.

Kristine and Julia quickly see that finding a mentor resembles a love story. You will know when your mentor is “the one” and you need to balance the relationship by giving as much as you take.

Apart from our love stories, one lesson to remember is not to worry about formalizing the act of finding a mentor. Remember a mentor is anyone you go to when you have questions about your career, someone you seek advice from, or someone you look up to.

If you are interested in the whole interview with Kelly, here is a short video:

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