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The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the Workplace

“For a new generation of workers, the idea of seeking out a single career confidant is as old-fashioned as a three-martini lunch…” By Marina Khidekel  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-14/the-misery-of-mentoring-millennials When Christina Wallace, then 25, started a job at a management consulting firm in 2009, she was assigned two mentors: one, a career counselor; the other, an office-culture guru. “It […]

New study suggests generation gap in academic mentoring

Posted by Megan Fellman-Northwestern NORTHWESTERN (US)—A study of mentor-protege relationships confirms what parents and children have known for a long time:  the generation gap is real–affecting not only communication, but who ultimately succeeds at mentoring and who doesn’t. An analysis of 60 years of a “family tree” of mathematicians and the doctoral students they advised […]