When I was a postdoctoral appointee I had the opportunity to mentor a summer student. My supervisor had cautioned that taking on a student could be a lot of work, but if I was up to it, she’d support me. Seeing it as an opportunity to build my own mentoring skills and add a spark … Read More
What do you think about when you hear the word mentoring? What probably comes to mind is the traditional relationship between one mentor and one mentee – often with the mentor being someone with greater experience and longevity within the organization. However, there are other types of mentoring.
Mentoring circles are a form of group … Read More »
“To succeed personally and professionally takes the help and support of those around you,” Laboratory Director Paul Kearns said recently as he prepared … Read More »
Recently, we discussed the value in asking questions to keep a conversation going. What happens when you don’t know where to start?
One common answer I’ve heard when I ask mentees if they’ve met with their mentors is, “I would, but I don’t know what to talk about.” Well, that surely can … Read More »
In the middle of grad school, I had a particularly bad thesis committee meeting. I had hit a plateau with my progress in both my research and professional growth and it showed … badly.
My committee hammered away, question after question, for which no answer seemed satisfactory. I wanted to shrink into invisibility. My graduate … Read More »
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).”
This past year, I had the pleasure of participating in a Facilitative Mediation Skills class at theRead More »
Sreeranjani “Jini” Ramprakash, deputy division director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), was traveling in her native India last summer when she won an award for an activity she finds personally and professionally gratifying … Read More »
I read recently that there are 37 different titles used for “postdoc” across U.S. institutions. 37!
A common frustration among postdoc program office leaders at universities is that they often do not know who their own postdocs are. I imagine having so many different titles adds to the confusion. Because they do … Read More »
Interested in being a mentor to high-performing high school students while they complete a research project for regional and national competitions? Come to the Argonne Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) High School Research Program information session on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at noon in Bldg. 241, Room A323 to learn more. Lunch will … Read More »
Excellent mentors contribute not only to the development of those they mentor, but also to the success of the entire laboratory. … Read More »
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