17 minutes | Sep 22, 2021

Finding a Mentor

We all want to discover the passion that drives our dreams. Often, we need help to find it. In STEMM careers, students need mentors, sometimes multiple mentors, to support them as they find their way and choose their career and academic paths. In this first episode of Season Two, host Bethany Brookshire takes us through the experiences of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. These students share stories of what qualities they sought in a mentor, how they found their mentors, and how each mentor guided and supported them to identify and follow their passions. Bethany Brookshire is a science journalist, writer, and podcast host. She has a PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science News Magazine, The Washington Post, Slate, and other outlets. To learn more about the Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM report, and for a guide to implementing best practices at your institution, visit NAS.edu/mentoring. Brought to you by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 
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