Alumni Advice: Maximizing Mentorship

March is Mentor Month on St. Thomas Connect! Mentorship provides access to insights and best practices that only come from experience. Mentors can open up opportunities and have a long-lasting impact. We asked alumni “What is an impactful piece of advice you have received from a mentor?” You can learn from these words of wisdom below!

Interested in finding a mentor of your own? Search for alumni on St. Thomas Connect who have volunteered to support your career journey.




“Understand the importance of down time. In both your work life and your personal life, notice those times when the current, crucial tasks are completed and use that time for pleasure, connecting with others or self-development. You don’t have to fill every minute with work. Notice the down time and have balance in your life.”

Linda Lysdahl, M.A.
By Marit Aaseng
Marit Aaseng Assistant Director, Career Readiness