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Jasmin Enriquez

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Jasmin Enriquez

Major:

Communication Arts and Sciences

Semester Standing:
Senior

Hometown:
Corona, CA

 

Q: What are some of the thoughts you had going into the program?

I had a lot of questions about internships and interviewing. As Shelley (my mentor) and I got to know each other better, we began talking on a more personal level. We already had a lot in common with Shelley’s experience in non-profits and my interest in non-profits. And, we’re both from California, so we had good ground to build a friendship on.

 

Q: How has your mentoring experience benefitted your academic/professional life?

I was able to acquire an internship through Shelley at a non-profit in California, which I really enjoyed. She’s also helped me with my résumé and provided interview suggestions and practice for my internship. She worked with me on which questions were likely to be asked, and I learned how to conduct an interview as well.

 

 

Q: What makes a good mentor/mentee relationship?

It’s all in how much you’re willing to put into it. Some people expect to have this magical friendship automatically; however, if you’re looking to develop a great relationship with your mentor, you do need to put a lot of work into it together. Communicating is important as well as letting your mentor know what your intentions are.

 

Q: What would you say to students interested in participating in the mentor program?

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, even if it’s just getting assistance in making a great résumé. And if it grows into something more, you’re still golden! If there are people in this world interested in helping you as a student, then why not go for it? Build those relationships, network with those individuals, and gain the benefit of their experience.

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