Sandy Chin has more than twenty years of experience as an investment management professional. She is based out of New York City, attended Barnard College where she earned her Political Science bachelor’s degree and her MBA was earned at the Stern School of Business. She serves the Tidal Bore Capital hedge fund as the portfolio manager. Sandy launched the business with the assistance of her mentor William Leach in 2016. She has mentored young women beginning careers in the world of finance and at a nonprofit organization called StreetSquash.
Sandy Chin believes it is important to ask for promotions, additional opportunities, higher wages and participation in meetings and management phone calls. She understands young professional have numerous questions they do not yet have the answers to. She believes these individual need mentors to teach critical lessons. She learned never to turn down attending a meeting no matter who the participants may be and to ask questions. Sandy Chin has spoken of the importance of mentors in teaching new skills to young people such as attending conferences or meetings to gain experience.
Mentors provide new opportunities and professional contacts. Sometimes young people get ahead because of who they know. They require the right contacts to share good business ideas with. Mentors provide access to the senior professionals and their colleagues. A varied professional network is necessary to get ahead. This can help people transfer to a different field and direct entrepreneurs to the right contacts. When an individual begins in a new field, mentors can answer their questions regarding the industry.
Sandy Chin believes in asking as many questions as possible to develop a good relationship with the management. This requires personally understanding the top management and the company including their approach, potential earnings, view of investors and what they believe is the best use for cash. A mentor has the experience to help prevent young professionals from making mistakes. They have the insight to understand and avoid the pitfalls. Most newcomers do not have the wisdom and experience of a mentor to help them succeed.
A mentor provides decades of valuable experience including failures and successes. This is invaluable information for someone new to the field. It can be extremely difficult to keep the future in mind for a new professional. It can also be easy to get trapped in goals for the short term. This can cause discouragement when the person starts to consider their goals for the future. This is when an experienced mentor is essential. The mentor helps ensure the young people meet their goals for the short term while focusing on their goals for the future. This also provides new mentors for the next generation to contribute to the success and vitality of the industry.