Over the last three years I have been mentoring college students in our IRS intern programs. What a joy it is to help them see a bigger life and career picture. We have long talks about their plans for the future and we explore together ways to make those plans come true. I work with them inside the Second Life virtual world so we can connect from anywhere in the country. Both of us learn from each other. Although I am a recruiter for the IRS, we explore career options across public service. The result is that they have a bigger picture of where they can use their education and experience. And the bonus is that I am able to provide better career guidance to all of my recruitment contacts.