|Institutional Resources for Postdoc Mentoring|
Institutional Guide to Postdoc Mentorship
Mentoring can have a profound influence on the relative satisfaction and success of postdoctoral scholars. Mentoring plans are tools to help optimize the mentoring experience by providing a roadmap for both the mentor and the postdoc of the activities that will be undertaken to further the postdoc's professional and career development. This includes support for the enrichment of a postdoc's research knowledge, skills, and productivity as well as assistance in furthering the postdoc's career prospects. Today postdocs need to consider all of their career options (academia, industry, nonprofit, governmental), and so effective mentoring becomes even more essential to their success.
Mastering the Art of Mentorship Training
Mentorship is a frequently used word in academia, but probably the least well-defined. Postdoctoral scholars have first-hand experience with varied mentoring philosophies that often perplex them when formulating their own. The following article provides insights into clarifying and defining postdoc mentoring.