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  • Viewpoints: New environment brings chances for career collaboration, mentoring

    When I started my career as a Palace Acquire intern in the Human Resources field, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My first day -- more realistically my first couple of months -- was a culture shock. I knew nothing about the federal civilian world or military protocols and procedures. My new colleagues and section chief helped tremendously with getting me acclimated to my new environment.
  • Viewpoints: Mentors provide guidance, expectations amid new Air Force experiences

    I started with the Air Force as a Palace Acquire intern roughly 18 months ago. Adjusting to the Air Force culture has been exciting, but challenging. There is so much to learn and remember, such as the many protocols, the vast number of acronyms, and even just navigating the two areas that make up Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While this adjustment has taken time and effort, my mentors have made it easier, and have had a huge impact on my career.
  • Viewpoints: Mentors can come by way of networks, shared advice

    The importance of having a good mentor cannot be understated. Every career development plan tells you to find a mentor to help you grow. But oftentimes, when we talk about mentoring, it seems like we picture having one mentor who is senior to show you the ropes.
  • AFRL, UNM collaborate to mentor undergrads

    The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base and the University of New Mexico have established a successful UNM+AFRL Mentoring program that promises benefits to the community and the nation.The program matches UNM undergraduate students with AFRL scientists and engineers, military or civilian, to provide personal and professional
  • Fifty Edwards Airmen get speedy face-to-face mentoring from top

    The Edwards Middle Tier Association hosted a Chief Speed Review at the Desert Mall Oct. 17. Fifty Airmen sat down for five minutes each with five different chief master sergeants to discuss future opportunities in their Air Force careers and receive professional guidance.  “The purpose was to give enlisted members at Edwards access to a diverse
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