Sandy Chin has built an impressive career as a business woman an entrepreneur. Today Chin serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Tidal Bore Capital. Chin has more than twenty years of experience working in the world of finance. Sandy Chin holds a degree in Political Science from Barnard College along with an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She has spent lot of her time working with young women entering the business world serving as a mentor.
Sandy Chin believes in the power of mentorship. She has worked closely with StreetSquash, a nonprofit organization which seeks to supports and provides mentors for young people in Newark. Chin understands that a mentor can provide direction for someone entering a new field. There are many question that a young person may have as they enter their profession. These answers may be very hard to find. A mentor can be crucial for the success of a young person. Chin recently created a list of the most important reasons mentors are needed.
Mentors can teach you valuable Lessons
Sandy Chin remembers working for her first mentor, William “Bill” Leach. While working with Leach at at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, she learned two valuable lessons that have stuck with her through the years. Lesson number one is Always ask questions. Lesson number two is to never turn down a meeting, even if it is with a small company or analyst. These lessons have provide structure to Chin’s career. They provided guidance as she began her work.
Mentors can introduce you to new professional contacts
Knowing the right people to share an idea with or to ask for advice can be difficult. A mentor can introduce a young worker into important people who they can later call upon for help. Mentorship can help expand professional contacts and get footing in a new field. These are people who can help you make your next career move.
Mentors can help you avoid major mistakes they’ve made
Success rarely comes without failure. A mentor can share their failures with you helping you to avoid repeating them. Mentors can also help you succeed thanks to their decades of experience and wisdom. they know the pitfalls that may be ahead and can help you to prepare for them.
Chin’s list of reasons to have a mentor includes mentors can answer your questions about succeeding in your industry and mentors can contribute knowledge and experience that are crucial to advancing in a career. Chin believes mentorship is an important part of any successful business career.