Are you currently mentoring someone? Are you actively trying to connect with your mentee? Did you know that simply establishing some commonalities with your mentee can significantly increase their productiveness and their ability to learn, especially if they have a different background from you? Here is a super short podcast ( first 10 mins) talking about the actual study. Establishing commonality is often the first thing I try to do when I’m training a new undergrad, and I think that you should too.
For more about mentorship, please check out our blog post from this month.
This post is edited by Linda Ma.
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