How I “Defined The Relationship” With My First Job Out of College

June 22, 2017


by
Michelle Xu

It was 9:41pm on a Friday, but the daylight in Lillesand, Norway was not letting up. Earlier that day, my New York-based coworkers and I had caught fish, baited crab traps, and enjoyed a Norwegian dinner with open-faced prawn sandwiches. As we gathered around the campfire to make s’mores under the dimming night sky, I thought to myself, “How did I get so lucky?” Keep reading ›

Key Factors in Successful Mentoring

June 20, 2017


by
Firsthand Staff

This week we look at what makes a successful mentoring relationship work, at what you would learn after 23 failed interviews, and at What jobs pay well and provide meaning. Keep reading ›

Scaling Up a Homegrown Mentoring Solution

June 15, 2017


by
Firsthand Staff

McMaster’s homegrown mentoring system MentorLinks wasn’t working. “We were asking alumni to sign up through a clunky interface” says Anne-Marie Middel, Assoc. Director, Alumni Advancement. “Alumni would sign up and then rarely hear anything back. Matching mentors and mentees manually worked for niche programs, but we weren’t able to address mentoring interests on a broader scale. Keep reading ›