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Mentoring Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Careers Faculty/Staff Luncheon

September 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Mentoring Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Careers Faculty/Staff Luncheon


Dr. Paula Chambers is  Founder of Versatile PhD, a leading web-based career resource that helps graduate students and new PhDs envision, prepare for and excel in nonacademic careers. 

Based on her invited book chapter “Subject Matter Plus: Mentoring for Non-Academic Careers,” this presentation offers faculty a simple three-point plan for how to improve their mentoring in the area of non-academic careers, without adding much to their already-high workloads. Attendees will receive concrete action steps that are doable without a major time investment, and ideas for how to make simple but powerful changes in their interactions with students that will reduce student stress and increase their learning.

Presentation ends with a group discussion activity brainstorming new ways to handle common mentoring situations. This event brings together faculty from all disciplines, creating new bonds of support from peer to peer. Everyone comes away with actionable insights and a new friend or two from another department. At some universities, staff members also play significant mentoring roles, such as where Directors of Graduate Study or Graduate Program.

Coordinators are not faculty members per se but rather, staff. This presentation is appropriate for that audience as well.

All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are located.

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September 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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CUB 210 Junior Ballroom East
Washington State University
Pullman , WA United States
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