Cornell University

Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdocs

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

ILR Conference Center, 225

What makes for a successful mentor? What pitfalls might you encounter as a new faculty member building your lab group? How do the mentoring needs of graduate students compare to those of postdocs? And finally, what resources are available to help you build confidence in your identity as a mentor to graduate students and postdocs? Most graduate students and postdocs don't receive training in the critical skill of mentoring. In this session, Cornell University faculty and staff will discuss common dilemmas, field questions, and share best practice advice from their experiences.

The "Building Mentoring Skills for a Career in Academia" series will meet on alternate Wednesdays from 12-2pm in the ILR Conference Center (King-Shaw Hall). It is aimed at graduate students and postdocs from natural and social sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, although anyone is welcome to attend. You can attend individual sessions of interest or a block of related sessions to dig deeper into a topic and start earning credit towards soon-to-be-announced graduate student and postdoc certificate programs from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CU-CIRTL). A future session will be held on 4/24. Lunch will be served; RSVPs requested.

Event Type

Conference/Workshop, Food/Catering, Panel Discussion, Presentation


Graduate School




Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Colleen McLinn

Contact Phone



Dr. Laura Harrington, Professor of Entomology, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell University

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