Students need career mentors as well as academic ones: Opinion


Graduate students should recognize that they may need more than one mentor to satisfy all of their mentoring needs, writes Daniel J Moglen for Inside Higher Ed. Moglen explains that academic mentors are useful for providing project-specific feedback, but separate career mentors can guide career exploration and development more readily into the graduate student experience. Advocating for a “multi-mentor approach,” Moglen advises PhD students and postdocs to identify gaps in their current mentoring relationships and seek out additional mentors – outside their department – to support their career-related goals.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)