5 tips for actors
The mentoring process offers you a unique opportunity to develop yourself and experimentally design your career. Make the process look like you!
- Set meaningful development goals
In career design, you always start by defining the problem. Think carefully about your needs and boldly set goals for shaping your own unique career.
- Invest in planning the meetings
Familiarise yourself with mentoring tools, choose themes and exercises that suit your goals and send them to your mentor in advance.
- Foster dialogic interaction
Dialogic interaction requires the ability to be present, listen and ask questions. Try to understand the mentor's points of view, even if you don't agree with everything.
- Make the most of your mentor´s help in shaping your career
Designing a meaningful and authentic career requires an experimental attitude and the ability to question conventional assumptions and come up with different paths. The mentor offers an excellent partner for this.
- Keep a learning diary
Keep a record of conversations, insights and ideas during the mentoring process. Writing a learning diary deepens your learning and enriches your mentoring experience.
Actor, Aalto Mentoring Programme
Bravely tell about your dreams/things that excite you. Be open to new thought patterns and ideas.
Tips and tools for mentoring