In many fields in STEM, women are underrepresented in graduate school and beyond. A number of resources exist at both the institutional and national level to provide professional, financial, and emotional support to help women succeed in STEM fields.
Your mentor and adviser will serve as one of the most important relationships during graduate school. Developing a positive, supportive relationship with your adviser requires thinking about how you can communicate most effectively with your adviser. Here are some tips to make sure you have a good relationship with your adviser or mentor.
The following address, delivered by Dr. Azzeddine Azzam, professor of agricultural economics, at UNL’s May 2008 doctoral commencement & hooding ceremony, speaks to the important relationship betwen a student and her or his mentor.
Do you remember your first semester as a graduate student? Or are you there right now? Most new graduate students soon find that they are expected to be more independent in their programs than they were as undergraduates.