I have been fortunate to have had exceptionally wonderful and generous mentors over the years. I have also found that mentoring comes in many forms and under interesting disguises. Some of my mentors are probably not even aware that they fill this role for me, but others are involved with me in very structured relationships. The best advice that I can give is to take advantage of any and all mentoring that comes your way. You don’t have to choose to follow the path that a mentor is advocating, but you should listen with an open mind and gather as much information as possible before making a decision.
Developing Networks, Relationships, and Mentoring Activities
The academic profession is a “colleague system.” Your relationships partly ...