How does one find a mentor?


So I went to a non-target undergrad in the UK. Got my first and smashed all my finance modules. Got offered a scholarship by a target university to study finance so obviously I took it. But right now in all honesty, I'm a little bit up in the air. My first and second year undergrad internships I got off my own back, i have no friends or family in this industry and I'm just looking for a mentor who's in the game. I ain't gonna beg for a job, I want a genuine mentor who's gonna look at everything I've got and say "you gotta sort this shit out" or "that shit is good" - Or something to that effect.

But my question is.. how do I find one of these mentors?

I've been pursuing a career in S&T but I have an open mind to what's out there in finance and accepting of ideas.

Comments (2)

Aug 12, 2019

I've recruited mentors my whole life, not because I'm super clever, it was more fan-boyish. In short, find someone who's shoes you want to be in in 5-20 years, introduce yourself, find some commonalities, find something you can do for them (probably for free), do a great job on it, do that again and figure out what you want (slowly) in return.

Aug 12, 2019