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Dr. Carolee Bull presents mentoring workshop

Posted: April 1, 2014

On March 25, 2014 the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology hosted a professional development workshop titled “How to Be Your Own Best Mentor.”
Dr. Carolee Bull

Dr. Carolee Bull

The workshop was organized by Dr. Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, and delivered by Dr. Carolee Bull (Research plant pathologist, USDA/ARS, Salinas, CA). This is one of three workshops from the award-winning mentoring curriculum developed by Dr. Bull. Although the workshop was largely targeted to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, several faculty and staff also participated.

In the workshop we discussed how to define and teach yourself the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in your career. The workshop was divided into four parts:

Part 1: Goal definition and development of a personal mission statement

Part 2: Understanding how and on what you are evaluated

Part 3: Making an honest self –evaluation

Part 4: Defining ways to get or demonstrate the skills that you have marked for improvement

Dr. Bull will follow up with workshop attendees wanting to benchmark progress.

Carolee Bull Workshop Drs. Maria del Mar Jimenez-Gasco and Carolee Bull

 Photo at right (l-r): Drs. Maria del Mar Jimenez Gasco and Carolee Bull