How was your weekend?

9246433545_2878d7ff64_mMentoring doesn’t have to be all business. Getting to know your mentor/mentee on a personal level can enhance the relationship by building camaraderie and trust. Your professional relationship does not preclude a personal connection. Instead of jumping right to business when you next meet, why not start the conversation by asking, How was your weekend? Do you have other tips for getting acquainted? Please share them below.

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.
This entry was posted in For Mentees, For Mentors, For Postdocs. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to How was your weekend?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *