Choosing a Mentor/Supervising Professor
It seems so simple…you apply to graduate school, start taking classes, and select a professor to guide you through the program who works on research that interests you.
Sometimes…but this isn’t how it always goes. Sometimes you choose the person who interests you the most and they don’t offer the guidance that you need. Or you select a mentor that is constantly in contact, but doesn’t encourage the research you want to conduct. This important decision is often left to chance, yet it doesn’t have to be. Just like you approached your decision to attend graduate school, or the methodical way you approach your research now, there are a few simple steps to determine who would be the best mentor for you! Do you want to learn the steps you should take to select a mentor or supervising professor? Then attend this workshop to learn more!
What if you already have a supervising professor? Well this workshop can help you learn how to approach that relationship and even how to obtain more mentors who will help you make connections in your graduate career. Additionally, we will discuss the appropriate ways to switch supervising professors as well…ways that won’t ruin your academic career.
Sign up to attend one of the workshops and learn more about this important process. At the on campus event there will be FREE FOOD and experienced graduate students who will answer your questions about the graduate-mentor relationship.
Thursday, September 25, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Planetarium Conference Room (located in the Chemistry & Physics Building on the 3rd floor)