A major component of many careers - both within and beyond the academy - is mentoring trainees, yet graduate students often don't have formal opportunities to develop mentoring expertise. Since mentoring profoundly affects the well-being of individuals and teams, and consequently, scientific productivity and success, Drs. Niv and Murray designed the first-ever for-credit graduate course on mentoring at Princeton. While there is no magic formula, there are evidence-based best practices for mentoring, as well as field-tested ways to develop a reflective and inclusive personal style. In this session, they will share their insights into mentoring best practices, and you’ll hear from current graduate students in the course on their experiences.
Laura Bustamante, Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience
Mira Nencheva, Ph.D. Candidate in Neuroscience
This event is part of the 2021 GradFUTURES Forum: Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D. Within and Beyond the Academy. This unique, three-day professional development Forum includes interactive sessions and keynote presentations by members of the Princeton graduate community and industry leaders. The event is designed to help graduate students explore opportunities for leadership and meaningful professional growth within all fields of endeavor. Members of the broader campus community are welcome to register and to LEARN, SHARE & CONNECT at the second annual GradFUTURES Virtual Forum.