Tips for Grads: Improving your mentorship practice

By Olivia Gacka, PhD Student

As graduate students, we all have a variety of diverse opportunities to act as mentors, but not as much time to stop and think about how to go about it effectively. The summer is an excellent time to evaluate ourselves as mentors, especially on some of the days we’ve had recently, where it feels too hot to do just about anything beyond moving from one side of your apartment to the other. Here are some resources you can take advantage of while standing directly in front of your nearest fan or A/C unit:

Tips for Grads is a professional and academic advice column written by graduate students for graduate students at UW­–Madison. It is published in the student newsletter, GradConnections Weekly.