Tag Archive for: mentoring in the workplace

Hey Scientist, Who Are You Mentoring this Summer?

By Shari Werb (From the Smithsonian) The director of education at the National Museum of Natural History delivers a clarion call to all scientists: Be a Mentor. Raise Up the Next Generation. Stand outside paleontologist Gene Hunt’s office this time of year and you may well hear him in a discussion that has little to do […]

Should “mentor duty” be the new “jury duty?”

By Brandon Busteed Gallup just conducted a large study of young Americans aged 18 to 35 and found that those who had high exposure to certain 21st century skill development in school were twice as likely to be successful at work. The two most critical ingredients were whether they had “worked on a long-term projects […]

New MENTOR report: The Business Case for Mentoring

  From www.mentoring.org EY and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) together released a report “Mentoring: at the crossroads of education, business and community.” The report examines how top US businesses collaborate with the public and non-profit sectors to connect youth in their communities to transformative mentoring relationships and the value gained by the business […]

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 […]

Transitioning to adulthood amidst uncertainty: How apprenticeships can help

by Jean Rhodes Coming of age has never been more confusing. Traditional economic and social markers of adulthood have all but vanished, leaving a generation of youth in limbo. Our collective notions of the transition to adulthood — young people finishing high school or college and marching lockstep into lifelong jobs, marriages, and mortgages — […]