What is the best way to for finding and connecting with mentors for both career and personal growth?
Network at events that inspire you. Utilize social media. Attend as many classes as you can, and connect with those artists. – Fernie Andong
Mentors surround us in every aspect of our lives. Some we may never meet in person, but don’t let that stop you from learning from their work, actions, and beliefs. For ones within our reach, the best thing we can do is ask for their support and guidance. Show your gratefulness by becoming a mentor yourself. –Linda Yodice
Find mentors in every aspect of life who possess the energy, passion and aspirations you desire. –Heather Kaanoi
Find a mentor who inspires you artistically, professionally and personally and let them know you’d like them to mentor you. Stay connected with them and take action on the advice they give you. To get the most from your mentor, be coachable. –Lucie Doughty
Find someone humble who respects others and do the same. –Julian Perlingiero
Once you’ve found someone who’s doing what you want to be doing, be willing to invest in that relationship. Sacrifice the late nights, spend the money to fly yourself to their shows, do what you need to do to be where they are. The growth you’ll experience will be incredible! –Paula Peralta
Answering these three questions will put you on the path to repay your student loan balance. More information can be found at studentloans.gov.
1) Who is my loan servicer?
A loan servicer is a company that collects payments, responds to customer service inquiries, and performs other administrative tasks associated with maintaining a federal student loan on behalf of a lender. If you’re unsure of who your federal student loan servicer is, you can look it up in My Federal Student Aid. Temple graduates can also contact the Financial Aid office at The Temple.
2) What is my repayment plan?
There are several repayment plans available, providing the flexibility you need. Here are some things you should know:
You’ll be asked to choose a plan. If you don’t choose one, you will be placed on the Standard Repayment Plan, which will have your loans paid off in 10 years.
You can switch to a different plan at any time to suit your needs and goals.
Your monthly payment can be based on how much you make. Learn about our income-driven repayment plans.
3) What if I can’t make my payments?
Paying off a student loan is a great way to establish or improve your credit rating. If you’re having trouble making payments, don’t ignore your loans! There are several options that can help keep your loans in good standing, even if your finances are tight.
Change your Payment Due Date
Change your Repayment Plan
Consolidate your Loans
If the options above don’t work for you and you simply can’t make any payments right now, you might be eligible to postpone your payments through a deferment or forbearance. However, depending on the type of loan you have, interest may still accrue (accumulate) on your loan during the time you’re not making payments.
By Ingrid Nelson, Financial Aid Leader
About Ingrid: Ingrid brings years of real-world experience to The Temple. She was a Makeup Artist and Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design in Bethesda, Maryland. She also has experience with the business side of beauty, having been Retail Manager, Assistant Director and Spa Director for Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design. In her time at The Temple, she has had the privilege of being on the Service Desk Team, Makeup Team for Lingerie Fashion Week 2013 & 2014 in New York City, Education Team & Enrollment Team. She loves to impart her years of experience to the next generation of our industry here at The Temple.
The Temple has provided so many opportunities for me, like photo shoots, fashion shows, and hair shows! I had the chance to attend Caper 2013 and even helped out at the Fashion Focus Hair Show in Baltimore. And the connections I made while in school were second to none. If you’re willing to learn and give, you’re going to get back. And I personally have gotten so much! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of my time here.