Research has consistently found mentored individuals to be more satisfied and committed to their professions than non-mentored individuals (Wanberg, Welsh, & Hezlett, 2003). Furthermore, mentored individuals often earn higher performance evaluations, higher salaries, and faster career progress than non-mentored individuals. Mentors can also benefit from a successful mentoring relationship by deriving satisfaction from helping to develop the next generation of leaders, feeling rejuvenated in their own career development, learning how to use new technologies, or becoming aware of issues, methods, or perspectives that are important to their field. Mentoring, either for the mentor or the mentee is rewarding and satisfying.
Thinking about a Master’s degree in Marketing Research?
There are only a few programs in the US with a targeted Master’s degree in Marketing Research. These programs are all intense and provide not only the education but the experience needed to begin a career in the very satisfying and rewarding marketing research industry. These programs include:
- Michigan State University
- Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
- Temple University
- University of Georgia
- University of Texas at Arlington
- University of Wisconsin
I have contacts, friends, mentors and mentees at each of these programs and can introduce you to good people at each program.