Many students remember a specific person at BYU who profoundly affected their lives. While mentoring can mean doing research with a professor, it can also mean haunting a certain professor’s office to learn lessons beyond the textbook, spending early mornings with a sagely custodial manager, or tutoring underclassmen as a lab assistant or freshman-orientation leader.

BYU Magazine is seeking personal essays about mentoring experiences. Essays can be up to 700 words long, and authors of published essays will be compensated. Send your BYU mentoring stories to magazine@byu.edu by May 15.