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Hope Gribble, membership and education coordinator with the organization [The USGBC] , said the opportunity allows young people a window on professional life they wouldn’t normally have.
“When you are in school, a lot of your time is really wrapped up in understanding the theory behind what field you are going into. Providing this opportunity lets (students) see what life is like day-to-day for a professional.”
Networking, breaking into a field, takes all kinds of skill and connections - a combination of what you know and who you know. A mentoring program like this helps make connections with people and firms while lifting the veil off the mystery of the work life in a green industry or profession.