Your success as a mentee depends on your ability to communicate your needs and expectations to your potential mentor.
- The more clarity you have about your strengths, goals and areas of development, the better likelihood of matching you with a mentor who can provide the support, guidance and expertise to move your research endeavors from an idea to implementable and funded projects.
- Have a clear understanding of your motivation to be mentored
- Select a mentor based on pre-established criteria relevant to your career goals
- Broaden your search for multiple mentors to include faculty outside your department
- Take the initiative
- Have a clear understanding of your goals and the role/resources you want your mentor to play/provide
- Be prepared to clearly communicate your expectations and listen to the expectations of your mentor(s)
- Be flexible and willing to alter your expectations and change plans
- Inform your mentor of your preferred learning style
For additional information, contact Dr. Sandra Chang, RCC Liaison and Mentoring and Professional Development Coordinator at .