What do you think of when we say “become a mentor”?
Do you think it’s more trouble than it’s worth and that you don’t have time for that in your busy, busy schedule?
We don’t blame you – some internships (without the right training tools and framework) can be pretty bad for everyone involved.
We’re on a mission to end horrible internships for good!
What you might not know is that there are huge, huge benefits for people who serve as mentors.
In short, everything in your life is about to change…and for the better.
When you’re a mentor for someone, you’ll find new opportunities open up for you, your business will expand and your client base and network will grow.
Click below and see for yourself…
(and we bet you’ll be looking for advice on hiring interns pretty soon!)
6 Reasons Why You Should Become a Mentor
1) you’ll learn too
Taking a bit of time to actually get to know your interns gives you a chance to learn from them, too. Mentoring is a two-way street and there might be all kinds of insights and knowledge that your interns have to share.
Not so hot on social media? I bet your millennial interns are…
Your mentees will give you different perspectives that might help you improve how your business does things and you’ll become a better leader.
2) you’ll get a huge confidence boost
Ever get in those moods where you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing or like you’re not achieving enough? Nothing feels better than sharing your knowledge and speaking to someone who values you and wants your advice!
Speaking to students makes you realize how much you actually know and what you’ve accomplished.
Your past experience is valuable to other people.
3) future payoffs
These shouldn’t be your main aim but they are a nice added bonus. Many mentees who become successful always remember back to their first mentors. This could be a heartfelt thanks, work opportunities, contacts, an enhanced reputation – you never know, your mentee might become a multi-millionaire and invite you to stay on their yacht!
By being a mentor, you are building your future network…and opening new doors.
4) get more work done
If you actually mentor and empower your interns through quality training, you’ll find you’ve surrounded yourself with a team that thinks fast on their feet and can multiply your firm’s efforts.
In short, they help you get stuff done faster.
They’re likely to be more productive and loyal if they have a good relationship with you.
You’ll also be able to delegate important tasks and special projects to them because you’ll know that they can be trusted to do a good job.
5) find a diamond in the rough
We’ve talked about how to do this before, focusing on the intern hiring process.
Sometimes interns don’t reveal their true superhero potential until you get to know them a little better. Mentoring builds a relationship which allows you to spot hidden skills which might be invaluable to your firm.
There is no better way to recruit people you know and trust than mentoring people through your in-house internship program.
So when you’re ready to grow your team, you scout great people here first.
6) change a life, change the world
You might not think you can make that much of an impact on someone’s life, but you can and you do. Your advice and support could lead them to greatness, both within your firm and within the events industry, as a whole.
Plus, all those positive and energizing feelings you’ll get from helping someone like satisfaction, pride and excitement are going to give you a massive boost too.
You make a HUGE difference in elevating the events industry as a MENTOR.
Save time and minimize stress by training your interns to become superhero apprentices.
The Apprentice Program includes:
weekly “spark” training videos
intern homework missions
intern report cards
intern pop quizzes
mentor support and advice
Just $75/intern per semester for our custom-crafted training, guaranteed to get your interns up to speed with the way your firm plans and produces events. Click the button below to pre-order now for Fall 2016!