Searching for a mentor can be an overwhelming process. Being able to have insight from someone who has been in your shoes at one point is extremely beneficial to your development as an applicant and a recipient of an award. A mentor is someone you can get feedback from, learn about your industry from, and experience professional growth with. Mentors offer guidance on achieving your career goals, handling tricky work situations, which opportunities to pursue, and more all based on their experience. Do you have someone in your life doing all of those things? If not, you need a mentor!