In a recent Financial Times article Real Estate Associate Claudine Adeyemi discusses the value of mentorship and the impact it has had on her career so far.
Claudine Adeyemi has never formally asked anyone to be her mentor and yet has ended up with several. The 27-year-old associate at London law firm Mishcon de Reya remembers when she was starting her legal career: “I had an overwhelming feeling that I just wasn’t going to fit in because of the industry, and I come from a different background.” State-school educated, she had commuted to lectures at university in London from the local authority flat she moved to after her mother’s death. “My mentor at the time gave me guidance and encouraged me to be myself."
“Having someone in your corner [who] . . . is prepared to give you that guidance to get there can have a huge impact on your career.”
Read the full article here.