Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Mentorship : mend or end

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Whilst  I was at University, they had what they termed as a mentor-linkup session called Unimentor where they pair you up with an industry mentor and you get to see how things are done in the "real world". I found this experience extremely beneficial despite its short time frame. 

As with any industry, having a good mentor can change the course of your career, the minute you enter the working world, you naturally wouldn't know what direction your career is going to take or what your strengths are. Having a mentor simply means, having someone to hold your hand,  find your direction and offer you advise from their own experiences or it can just go catatonic and just end everything. Needless to say, finding the right mentor doesn't come without it's hurdles and it's almost impossible to find someone who shares the same values as you. It almost makes me wonder if  I would have had a stronger identity as a designer if I'd had a mentor throughout the entire duration of University degree.

With all the research work,  I am currently doing for the re branding of new blog(now official relaunch date yet), I  have discovered an assortment of digital platforms designed to help architectural professionals. However, there are very few Australian based websites and one definitely worth mentioning is 
Vanity Projects though it is primarily a marketing resource platform for architects it offers a catalog of firms seeking to hire graduates within Australia and is definitely worth a read if you're based  in Australia or planning to move here.

Hopefully, my short reminiscing has given you something to think about. I shall leave you with the rest of the ArchiTalk crews posts that was pioneered by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect

For June, the topic is of Mentorship has been nominated by Michael La valley and below is the link to the rest of crew.

Bob Borson - Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
This is NOT Mentorship
Marica McKeel - Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
ArchiTalks: Mentorship
Jeff Echols - Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
Mentors, Millennials and the Boomer Cliff
Mark R. LePage - EntreArchitect (@EntreArchitect)
Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
ArchiTalks: Mentorship
Jeremiah Russell, AIA - ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
teach them the way they should go: #architalks
Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Bad Mentor, Good Mentor
Stephen Ramos - BUILDINGS ARE COOL (@sramos_BAC)
The Top 3 Benefits for Architects to Mentor and to be Mentored
Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
I've got a lot to learn
Emily Grandstaff-Rice - Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (@egrfaia)
Gurus, Swamis, and Other Architectural Guides
Jarod Hall - di'velept (@divelept)
The Lonely Mentor
Drew Paul Bell - Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
Advice From My Mentor
Jeffrey Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Mentoring with Anecdotes vs. Creating a Culture of Trust
Samantha R. Markham - The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
Why every Aspiring Architect needs SCARs
Keith Palma - Architect's Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Mentor5hip is...
Jim Mehaffey - Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
My Mentor
Tim Ung - Journey of an Architect (@timothy_ung)
5 Mentors that are in my life
Mark Stephens - Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Gabriela Baierle-Atwood - Gabriela Baierle-Atwood (@gabrielabaierle)
On Mentorship
Ilaria Marani - Creative Aptitude (@creaptitude)

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