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Im a senior finishing up my bachelors in computer science. I am looking to get into cloud computing and or Software development and i have been learning and getting certs in my free time, but i know in order to make it in life I need a mentor.. does anyone have any tips on where I could find one?

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That’s a good question honestly. I wouldn’t know where to get a mentor but if you’re looking for a job, I’d be more than happy to put in a referral for you at AWS.

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Forbes covered the topic a while back: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/10/18/need-a-tech-mentor-heres-how-to-find-the-right-one-for-you/?sh=19e324f62d17

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If You need a referral at Deloitte send me a DM

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You might be able to find one through boot camps, and by posting on here - hopefully someone will speak up and other networking platforms. Also, if you get a job somewhere, you can sometimes approach someone more tenured there and ask if they'd like to get coffee. It's a bit of luck as much as it is seeking things out.

Are you doing any internships? Ideally you mentor will be someone who acts in a teaching or supervisory role that you've had personal experience with. If not, consider looking for an internship. Maybe visit your prof's office hours (even if they're virtual) and see if you can cultivate a relationship.

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