Category Archives: Mentoring

Mentoring resources, articles and information for postdocs.

It’s National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week!

The third week of September is a special week for postdocs. As declared by Congress, it is National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week. Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has sponsored this week-long celebration. NPAW grew out of National Postdoc Appreciation Day, which was … Read More »

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Lessons from the 2018 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference–Key Skills Are Key to Success!

This past April, four Postdoctoral Appointees from across the Lab attended the 2018 National Postdoctoral Association Conference. This yearly event brings together postdocs, postdoctoral program administrators and leaders invested in postdoctoral development to learn the latest in issues that impact … Read More »

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Lessons from the 2018 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Conference–Know Yourself!

This past April, four Postdoctoral Appointees from across the Lab attended the 2018 National Postdoctoral Association Conference. This yearly event brings together postdocs, postdoctoral program administrators and leaders invested in postdoctoral development to learn the latest in issues that impact … Read More »

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Postdoctoral Professional Development Lunch and Learn

It’s your career, what’s your game plan? Do you want to find a career that’s enjoyable and rewarding?  Of course . . . but how do you find the right path, especially when there are so many career directions scientists … Read More »

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Managing Effective Mentoring Relationships and “Mentoring Up”

We all know mentoring relationships involve a dialogue between a mentor and mentee and that the mentee should “drive” the relationship and communicate needs. Or do we? Mentoring relationships have greater value and are more effective not only when the mentor … Read More »

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Faculty Mentor-in-Residence Office Hours

Want some last minute advice before that faculty phone interview? Looking for someone to glance over your teaching and research statements? The Faculty Mentor-in-Residence is here for you! Walter Henne, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Governors State University will hold … Read More »

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Faculty Mentor-in-Residence Event

Ever wonder what the faculty interview is like? What kind of questions does the search committee ask? How does one prepare? How should one respond to that random question that no one prepares for? The next Faculty Mentor-in-Residence event will … Read More »

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Visiting Faculty Meet-and-Greet! Argonne is host to seven faculty members this summer, including postdoctoral alumni, from across the country. Do you have burning questions about the faculty search process or what it is like to be a faculty member at … Read More »

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NPA Annual Meeting an Opportunity to Learn, Network

On March 13-15th, two Argonne Postdocs who are active in the PSA attended the 13th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association, along with Postdoctoral Program Lead, Tina Henne. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for postdocs and program administrators from across … Read More »

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Mentor Matching Engine

  The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition invites you to learn about The Mentor Matching Engine (MME) and your chance to give back and get students excited about careers in R&D! The Mentor Matching Engine is an online platform that … Read More »

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