Whether you’re crafting your syllabus or getting organized for your classes, the upcoming academic year is a time for learning new ideas, making new connections and experiencing professional development.
But, striving towards these aspects of growth may be a bit daunting for professors and students to undertake while focusing on class preparation, homework and research projects.
That’s where mentorship comes in.
Having a mentor allows you to reach out with struggles or questions you may be facing along your career path, whether they may be academic, professional or personal.
For example, you may be wondering how to manage your time between classes and research activities. Or you may be deciding which extracurricular activities to choose to help boost your resume for graduate school.
Your mentors can provide you with the right guidance and resources you need to feel prepared and be successful in your journey while making these decisions.
Mentors can also benefit from their experiences with their mentees. You can share your values and offer support, while making an impact on the next generation of future scientists.
While you are looking for your next mentor or mentee, head to the National Research Mentoring Network’s online platform, MyNRMN. We’ve created a free space for you to connect with over 19,000 members in the STEM community through formal and informal mentorship.
Are you ready to take control of the new academic year?
Get started on your mentorship journey by signing up or logging in MyNRMN via my.nrmnet.net.