As a genetic counseling student preparing to transition into my career, I greatly valued having a mentor that set aside dedicated time for me to ask my questions, gain insight and advice, and just learn from their own personal experience. Even though I have many mentors within my genetic counseling program and local colleagues, it was really helpful and fun to have a mentor from a different area of the country with unique perspective.
- Shelby Sieren, Mentee
Participating as a mentor with the NSGC Mentorship program continues to inspire me to give back to the profession, and questions posed by mentees help me to reflect on where I have come from, and how I would like to continue to develop and improve my own approaches as a clinical counselor. This is such a mutually beneficial endeavor, and provides so much more back than the time invested.