#ThankYourMentor – National Mentoring Month: My Science Mentoring Story

Happy New Year and Happy National Mentoring Month. Throughout the month we have seen posts, Tweets and stories about the importance of mentoring. This is why The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health started National Mentoring Month back in 2002. National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the…

Finding Mentors + My Top Mentee Tips

In my previous post I shared my insight on the different types of mentors and how they have helped me on my journey as a woman in science. No matter what stage you are in your career you can benefit from having a mentor and being a mentor. Just like many relationships; I have found the…

Different Types of Mentors and My Mentoring Experiences

In my last blog post I shared how self-mentoring and understanding what you need in a mentor is the first step when finding a mentor. One of my first mentors was my aunt who is an electrical engineer and she gave me so much insight on my career. In high school I had a mentor…

Self-Mentoring and Understanding What you Want in a Mentor

Welcome to my preview of my mentoring series. Now that the season is warming up it is a good time to attend social events on campus to network and be a part of the community to scope out potential mentors. Don't be too hard on yourself if you do not find a mentor right away…

Overcoming Post-Graduation Blues

We all know graduation is a time for joy, but sometimes the transition can be challenging. Decisions take time so use this post-graduation time to celebrate and explore STEM career options. 7 Ways to Overcome Post-Graduation Blues: 1. Take a Vacation: Use some of your graduation money or savings to take the trip/vacation. Get a…

5 Things NEVER to Ask a Recent Graduate

In my last post, I shared tips for recent science graduates and now I want to share 5 things NEVER to ask a recent graduate. After hearing the same questions it can be tough, especially if you are not where you want to be in your STEM career. Things take time and people need to…

7 Tips for Recent Science Graduates

In my last post I shared some gift ideas for recent science graduates. Now it is time for the top tips. 7 Tips for Recent Science Graduates: 1. Stay Connected: Social media makes it easy to stay connected, but don't forget the old fashion way still works. Look at your  professional network, peers, mentors, colleagues,…

10 Gift Ideas for Science Graduates

It's graduation season. Cue Pomp and Circumstance. Looking for a nice gift for your recent grad? I have compiled a list of gifts that are both functional and unique so you can find the perfect gift for your science graduate. There is a gift here for everyone. 10 Gift Ideas for Science Graduates:  1. Cool…