Good mentoring is at the core of ensuring a successful undergraduate research experience. Good mentoring takes time, energy, and resources. Learning to be an effective mentor is an important professional skill that needs to be cultivated and supported.
The Student-Faculty Programs Office hosts an annual Mentoring Conference for Caltech and JPL mentors as they prepare to welcome summer research students to their labs. Any and all mentors are welcome.
2018 Mentoring Conference
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2017 Mentoring Conference
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Undergraduate Research Mentoring Series
The Undergraduate Research Mentoring Series is a summer workshop series designed to help mentors grow and develop in their work with students. Topics include:
Negotiating Expectations With Your Mentee
Effective Communication and Giving Constructive Feedback
Inclusive Mentoring: Challenges and Solutions
When Personal Issues Impact the Research: Helping a Mentee in Need
Troubleshooting: Helping Your Mentee Make Progress
From Student to Scientist: Helping Your Mentee Grow and Develop