Graduate Students
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Mathematics graduate students interested in the opportunity below should sign-up by writing to Stephanie Wise by April 15. This is on a first-come first-serve basis. Stephanie will pass the names of students to the organizers in the order received.

The College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Science are sponsoring a workshop for graduate students entitled “How To Be Your Own Best Mentor.” The three-hour interactive workshop is designed to teach graduate students knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their careers. This workshop will be led by Dr. Carolee Bull, Head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State University. Carolee is a dynamic teacher who has led this acclaimed workshop for graduate students in many universities in the US and internationally. She is an alumnus of OSU, having received her Ph.D. in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in the 1990s. Carolee is widely recognized for excellence in mentoring and advancing diversity and inclusivity in science, and this workshop provides a real opportunity for professional growth.

The workshop is organized as follows:
Introduction: Define the place where your passions and skills come together.
Part 1: Define the skills on which you are evaluated.
Part 2: Make an honest self-evaluation of yourself and learn to make time to benchmark.
Part 3: Define ways to get the skills or demonstrate the skills that you have defined as weak.

The mentoring workshop will be held on the morning of May 11 from 9 am to noon in Memorial Union room 206.

Registration is required. You will receive confirmation of registration by April 27.