Mentors play an important role in providing guidance for career planning and work-life
balance. The key ingredient to a successful mentoring relationship is a genuine commitment
from both the mentor and the mentee ( I encourage
you to contact your mentor early and set up a time to meet so that you can get off to a good
A good resource book for you as the mentee is The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring
Work For You by Lois Zachary. I would encourage you to read this at some point. You will
have mentoring relationships throughout your career, both as mentee and as mentor.