Quick career tips: Get yourself a mentor for your public health career


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Show Notes

One of the top career advice you will receive, regardless of whether you are in public health or not, is to find yourself a mentor.

A mentor is "someone who gives...help and advice over a period of time, especially help and advice related to [one's] job" (Collins Dictionary).

A mentor is someone who is typically more experienced and has travelled the path you wish to go on. You can lean on a mentor to make difficult career decisions or ask for advice during difficult situations.

In this episode, Sujani talks about her journey understanding the definition of a mentor, the myths she believed about mentors, and how she eventually realized who her mentors were.

You’ll learn:

  • The four myths about a career mentor that Sujani believed in and eventually debunked.
  • The journey she took to discover who her mentors were and how they have helped her in her career.
  • Why having a mentor is extremely important, and how you can get started on building this important relationship.


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