What kinds of mentors are you looking for?

mentoring puzzleMentors can fill a variety of professional needs — from advising you on which conferences to attend to helping you integrate work and home life.

What are you looking for most in a mentor?

About Erin Thomas

Erin L. Thomas, Gender Diversity Specialist, works to develop systematic approaches for the representation, development and advancement of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers at Argonne while engaging both female and male staff. Dr. Thomas has a PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University, where she conducted research on race and gender perceptions in workplace, economic and social policy contexts. She also received bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and International Studies and a master’s of science from Yale.
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2 Responses to What kinds of mentors are you looking for?

  1. Tina Henne says:

    Good question. I’ve had many mentors over the course of my schooling and career. At least one I consider my “teaching mentor”, while there are many others who are my “science” and research mentors. As someone new to a more administrative/professional role, I seek mentors who are good role models in areas such as establishing relationships across the Lab, facilitating meetings, communicating effectively. It’s a process, and I’m always learning!

  2. Inspiring! Curious!!! Passionate about what they do!

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