Last week, LinkedIn offered a prompt to “thank your mentors”. Until recently, the idea of a mentor had slipped my mind. Yes, there are the people that inspired me to go into Student Affairs, that sent me to the ACPA Next Generation conference, but we have since fallen out of touch. I reconnected with one of them this past March and it reminded me how valuable their insight was for me and led me to cultivate relationships with others I respect in a more meaningful way. Today, I’m wondering: do you have a Student Affairs mentor?
About the Author
Sara Ackerson is an Academic Coordinator in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University-Vancouver. She earned her Bachelors degree from Portland State University and her Masters in Administration of Higher Education from Suffolk University. Her interests include academic advising, creating links between academic & student affairs, technology in advising, traveling, Boston Bruins hockey, & her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. You can follow her on Twitter @sara_ackerson.