Mentoring

women in lab coats
"WoPhy2011" by Jonathan Reyes | CC BY-NC 2.0
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.
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"HA staff in the Bedford office" by HA0521-045 | CC BY 2.0
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.
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"Climbing" by Cristian Bortes | CC BY 2.0
Graduate school comes with a new set of rules. Learn how to navigate the terrain, meet expectations, and excel as a graduate student.
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"Compass" by Walt Stonebruner

Graduate school offers many opportunities to connect with faculty and experts in your field. Perhaps the most vital of those connections is your faculty mentor.

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An effective mentoring relationship passes through phases of development. Early on, your mentor will recognize your unique qualities and your need for special coaching.

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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.

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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.

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Competing a doctoral program involves more than taking courses and writing a dissertation. Many doctoral students also teach, conduct research and begin learning what it means to be a faculty member.

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As a graduate student, it's likely that you'll be responsible for supervising undergraduate research or teaching assistants at some point during your graduate career. Here are some tips on supervising and mentoring undergraduates.
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There are many differences between being an undergraduate and a graduate student. Often graduate students say they’re surprised by how much more they read and the time they spend preparing for class.

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