What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far and why?
My most difficult mentoring challenge so far has been meeting with my mentor, as an issue came up over the past week that prevented us from meeting. This is the most difficult challenge because it has forced me to do more independent research and work and I cannot get the same quality of assistance from my mentor over email compared to meeting in person.
What is working well and why?
My communications with Jason have been very influential during my studies so far. More than once he has steered me towards the right path when I have gone off track and he has answered a plethora of questions about all sorts of sub divisions about municipal engineering and design. Essentially, Jason has always been there when I haven’t understood a concept and has helped walk me through it.
What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?
I think that the frequency of our meetings could be higher. We have not met yet and to make up for his, I will need to meet with Jason more often so I can get the amount of benefit I require to improve my understanding. and now that my soccer season has come to an end, I have a lot more time on my hands so we should be able to meet more as I will be much more flexible.