As Lisa Quast notes in her article for Forbes, January is National Mentoring Month. If you want to take advantage of a mentor to push your career to the next level, tune in to the quick tips she provides.
Clarify Expectations for Yourself and for Your MentorFigure out in advance exactly what it is you intend to gain from having a mentor, and share those expectations with your mentor. Set a regular schedule for topic discussions.
Thinking Outside the Cubicle and Setting Up the Meeting
Mentors can be found in a range of places, from business associations to colleges to community groups, so consider all your options. Be confident and sincere when you ask the person to mentor you, so that you put both of you at ease. Make the best of the occasion. Read the whole article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2014/01/06/finding-a-mentor-is-easier-than-you-think/