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It’s National Mentoring Month! What Is Your Memorable Mentoring Moment?

In the middle of grad school, I had a particularly bad thesis committee meeting. I had hit a plateau with my progress in both my research and professional growth and it showed…badly. My committee hammered away, question after question, for … Read More »

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Curiouser and Curiouser! Asking Questions to Keep the Conversation Going

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass This past year, I had the pleasure … Read More »

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Profiles in Mentoring with Sang Soo Lee

Award winners share their thoughts on mentoring Excellent mentors contribute not only to the development of those they mentor, but also to the success of the entire laboratory. This is why Argonne is committed to fostering a mentoring culture and … Read More »

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Profiles in Mentoring with Ken Kemner

Award winners share their thoughts on mentoring and supervision Excellent mentors contribute not only to the development of those they mentor, but also to the success of the entire laboratory. This is why Argonne is committed to fostering a mentoring … Read More »

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Profiles in Mentoring with Maria Chan

Award winners share their thoughts on mentoring and supervision Excellent mentors contribute not only to the development of those they mentor, but also to the success of the entire laboratory. This is why Argonne is committed to fostering a mentoring … Read More »

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Mental Health Awareness Month Is a Good Time to Check In With Yourself

In today’s fast-paced, action-packed world, it can be hard to keep up with awareness days, weeks, or months. It seems there is a day, week or month for just about everything. While this can seem overwhelming, these designated times of … Read More »

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One Small Step!

Welcome to One Small Step! This is a new Mentoring Blog series to highlight little things you can do to make a big impact. I hope to use this as a platform for Argonne employees of all roles career levels to share … Read More »

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March Workshop: Making Mentoring Meaningful

Strong mentoring relationships have always been fundamental to a successful career – for both the mentor and the mentee.  Research has shown that individuals who participate in a mentoring program are more likely to stay in their chosen field and … Read More »

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A Mentoring Program Journey

In the fall of 2010, the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) sought to establish a Mentoring Program that would enhance the postdoctoral training experience. The PSA leaders conducted a survey, held town-hall meetings and garnered support for the program from … Read More »

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Argonne’s Mentoring Blog provides opportunities for laboratory employees to discuss mentoring strategies and ideas with one another and enables employees to provide feedback and opinions on a variety of topics.

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