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Mentoring across identities

Below are some resources for exploring why mentoring across identities is critical to cultivating a sense of belonging:

Mentoring Across Identities in STEM, from Emory University

"Looking at Myself in the Future", an article by Atkins et al., 2020.

Online mentoring

From, online mentoring can be a cost-effective, flexible, efficient means of accessing a larger pool of mentors and mentees.  Yet, it can present some challenges such as loss of non-verbal cues, technology issues, difficulty in developing rapport).  This platform may require more planning, goal-setting, focus during meetings, and check-ins.  Enjoying this approach?  Consider even larger networks such as

Mentor and mentee responsibilities: Getting the most out of mentoring

These virtual connections, and really any mentoring experience, only works if there is mutual respect, effort to connect, active participation, confidentiality, trust, flexibility, and openness to new ideas.  Check out these tips on building a better mentor-mentee relationship.

Tips for expanding your mentoring network

Unsure how to ask someone to mentor you?  Check out these tips from Yale University.

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