Mentoring at MIDPOINT – MCAD

Mentoring is a relationship that brings people together to offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the person’s competence and character. A mentor is anyone who, provides support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples of how to make choices. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help bring out strengths that are already there.

While attending MCAD I was empowered by my mentors and to this day I still seek guidance from them. (THANK YOU.) The only option was to pay it forward and become a mentor myself.

MIDPOINT was MCAD’s first alumni show featuring a traditional gallery exhibitions in addition to platforms that foster new relationships between students and alumni. The show was developed as part of an effort to connect students to the possibilities of the program and to inspire while educating.

I participated in a Speed Mentoring event. Just like speed dating, alumni and students got the chance to interview each other, share their experiences, and talk about what it takes to make that next step. I took that opportunity to look at work, give critique and engaged in conversations that hopefully helped answer concerns.

It was a great experience to give back and I hope you think about taking time to do that same.