Getting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM by Donna J. DeanGetting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM by Donna J. Dean

Getting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM

byDonna J. Dean

Paperback | April 14, 2009

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Traditionally, scientific research in all disciplines has demanded single-mindedness, exclusive devotion, and aggressive self-promotion. The image of the scientist in the laboratory at all hours of the night and weekend is not far from the reality sometimes demanded. Because of the structure of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula and workplace environment, women often work up to 80 hours per week with little time for outside pursuits - let alone extracurricular reading. Yet, precisely because of these demands, it is imperative that they build solid mentoring relationships.This handbook aims to provide a quick, yet structured guide to mentoring including finding the right mentors, being a good mentee, and making the most out of today's diverse mentoring environments. A handy resource guide will be included for quick reference.
Title:Getting the Most out of your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEMFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 14, 2009Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387924086

ISBN - 13:9780387924083

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Foreword.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- How to Use This Guide?- What is Mentoring?- Preparing to Be Mentored.- Identifying Your Mentoring Needs.- Changing Dynamics, Changing Needs.- Career and Life Transitions.- Navigating Interpersonal Contexts.- Starting Out with the Right Education.- Moving Toward Career Success.- Voices of Experience.- Provocative Thoughts For a Better Future.- Resources.- References.- Bibliography.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book . is designed to promote the progress of scientific research and education by improving academic and career building skills. . the book targets female undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows, it raises issues and presents possible scenarios that would be useful for both men and women. . a guide for mentess, it provides advice for mentors as well. . should be in the library of any student interested in a STEM career as well in the libraries of mentors and advisors." (Marion C. Cohen, Doody's Review Service, September, 2009)"This book aims to be a reflective guide to women seeking mentoring relationships . in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. . This book is more general in its approach and certainly has its place among the literature related to women in STEM disciplines. . one of many books aimed at helping women in the STEM fields be more productive and satisfied with their careers. . There are many useful points throughout the text . . Scientists . will certainly benefit from this book." (Julie A. Stenken, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, September, 2009)"The strengths of this book are its parsimony, user-friendly structure and tone, breadth of topics, and practical orientation, it is clearly by women in science writing for women in science. . this book has much to recommend it to women in science, who even today are not yet situated similarly to their male colleagues. This guide makes a good beginning for women students of science, and its encouraging, welcoming tone and readability are congenial for undergraduate audiences as well as graduates and early-career scientists." (Sharon Rae Jenkins, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (25), June, 2010)"In a recent book, 'Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships: A Handbook for Women in STEM,' by Donna J. Dean offers readers insight into how to expand these contacts into better learning experiences. . organized to be the ideal field guide for recent graduates, postdocs, and young women moving into the professional realm. . Additionally, the book can help first time mentors offer their mentees better advice by recognizing some of the traps they themselves might not notice they are walking into." (STEM Trends, July, 2009)