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.
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.