Mentoring is a key part of the scientific process.
As a mentor, it is important to communicate effectively, to set expectations and to be open to new ideas. Similarly, as a student, it is important to take the time to consider what you would like from your advisor and what you expect from your advisor. Since advisors cannot read minds, these expectations need to be discussed with your advisor to make sure that you both have the same understanding of the mentoring relationship.
Being a Mentor
- Emory’s Guide to Being a Mentor for Faculty
- The Implicit Bias Test – An important consideration of what bias you come in with when mentoring diverse students
Writing letters of recommendation