A great mentor will become not only your advisor but likely your friend and confidante as well. That doesn’t happen instantly, though. Building trust and personal interest take time. You set the tone at the outset of the relationship by demonstrating your commitment to the process. How, then, can you best establish the base on which to build a solid mentoring relationship?
Keep in mind that while a mentoring relationship generally lasts more than just one or two meetings, neither of you is locked in. You continue the relationship only if it continues to serve us well.