Hannah Moran, Communications Committee
Brittany Craighead and her mentor Megan have an exceptionally strong relationship. The reason why they work so well together is simple: they both put a great amount of effort into it and, in turn, get a whole lot out of it. On their first meeting, they didn’t just get coffee or food. They went for a hike on a beautiful Marquette day—something that required them to really get to know each other and help each other out on a physical level. Brittany’s situation proves that you will always come away with a stronger relationship by doing something outside your comfort zone with your mentor.
In order to keep that solid relationship, Brittany and Megan continue share their love of local Marquette by trying new restaurants together every time they meet up for a meal. Brittany says she always looks forward to seeing her mentor and has gained a new excitement and appreciation for life by having Megan in her life. They are always sharing their lives with each other and helping each other out whenever possible. When asked what the key to a strong mentor relationship is, Brittany replied, “Communication, communication, communication. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to make the most out of your mentorship… The amount of effort you put into the relationship is what you’ll get out of it.”