To be successful in college, some would argue it is important to have a mentor, someone who cares about your personal and academic development and who can guide you throughout your academic career to help you make important decisions about life and school. If you were to choose a mentor,
What characteristics would they have?
Would it be important that they are of the same ethnicity as you are?
Would it be important that they are the same gender as you are?
Would it be important that they share similar worldviews as you do?
How would their characteristics influence the way you heed (or not heed) their advice?
Look back at Table given below and answer. “Cultural configurations of the self and healing systems. Source: Kirmayer (2007).” Consider your own worldviews.
Where would you fit in this table?
Which healing system would you feel most comfortable with? Think about your parents.
Where would they fit in this table?
Which healing system would they feel most comfortable with?