Successful mentoring relationships depend on the following best practices.
- Clear and open communication of perspectives and interests. Increasing your awareness of others, active listening and being able to share your own experiences are key.
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- High standards of ethics and professionalism. Mentors have the responsibility of teaching and role modeling the appropriate ethical behavior of academic professionals.
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- Awareness of and ability to openly discuss preferences.
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- Strategies for addressing challenges as they arise.
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