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Mentoring Relationship

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Presentation for UF Graduate School Professional Development series. November 2012.

Presentation for UF Graduate School Professional Development series. November 2012.

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  • 1. The mentoring relationship Gillian Lord
  • 2. Who am I?Associate Professor of Spanish andLinguisticsChair of the Department of Spanish andPortuguese StudiesDirector of the Lower Division SpanishProgram
  • 3. MENTORING
  • 4. MMUTUAL RESPECT Respect each other as humans No perfect relationship Know what you’re looking for
  • 5. EEVOLVES OVER TIME Mentor will fulfill different needs over the course of your graduate studies Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need
  • 6. NNETWORK of MENTORS Mentoring involves diverse functions No one person can fill all needs Academic sponsor Emotional support Career advice Pedagogical insights
  • 7. TTRUST Needs to be mutual Mentor wants you to succeed, you must trust the mentor’s judgment Respect each other’s time
  • 8. OOPPORTUNITIES Take advantage of opportunities to network, share, engage with othersORGANIZATION The power of an outline! Drafts, meetings, everything
  • 9. RRECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS Process is two-sided, both participants have to be engaged, committed Decisions are mutual Each can learn from the other
  • 10. IINVESTMENT of TIME It takes time to develop any relationship, don’t expect it to happen overnight Both must commit and participate Part of the evolution
  • 11. NNEGOTIATION Work together, stay in contact Establish goals together (professional, academic, etc.) Establish guidelines for feedback, communication responses, etc.
  • 12. GGUIDANCE The mentor is a guide only The dissertation is your own A good mentor will allow you to make it your own Even if that means letting you make your own mistakes!
  • 13. Thank you.

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