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 set of workshops designed to support your mentoring efforts. Below is the 2018 schedule of events. You are welcome to RSVP for any or all of the sessions. Workshops will be held from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
June 13: Launching the Project: Negotiating Expectations With Your Mentee
June 20: Effective Communication and Giving Constructive Feedback
June 27: Inclusive Mentoring: Challenges and Solutions
July 11: When Personal Issues Impact the Research: Helping a Mentee in Need
July 18 Troubleshooting: Helping Your Mentee Make Progress
July 25: From Student to Scientist: Helping Your Mentee Grow and Develop
August 1: Wrapping Up the UR Experience for You and Your Mentee