Workshop 1: The Mentor-Protege Partnership: Maximizing Value for all Parties

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The Mentor-Protege Partnership: Maximizing Value for all Parties

One of the most important relationships you will have in your career is with your mentor(s) and protege(s). Learn strategy and tactics for development, cultivation, and management of this partnership, the roles of protégés and mentors, what protégés can offer mentors and vice versa, how to create a synergetic experience with your mentor, and general relationship do’s and don’t’s. You will discover strategies to employ now and in the future to ensure that you and your mentor or protege can continue to grow the relationship and learn from each other, and you will gain insight into what the mentor expects from you (and vice versa) from here on out. The bottom line: you’ve made a significant move in advancing both your career and that of your mentor or protege. Let’s keep that connection and collaboration going! 


Alaina G. Levine
Author, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015)
Columnist, Your Unicorn Career, ScienceCareers/Science Magazine
President, Quantum Success Solutions

Speaker Bio:

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, professional speaker, TEDx speaker, science journalist & corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker & writer on career development & professional advancement for engineers & scientists. She has delivered over 750 webinars & speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, & Asia (including over 100 gigs in 2020), & has written over 425 articles in publications like Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, & Smithsonian. She also writes “Your Unicorn Career”, a careers column for ScienceCareers about finding your professional bliss. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development & entrepreneurship, is a consultant, speaker, & writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, & served as the event manager for an international conference on photonics. As a career coach and consultant, she has helped 1000s of clients in diverse fields, professions, industries, and regions create and land their own Unicorn Career. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics & anthropology & a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona, & studied at the American University in Cairo as a US Department of Defense Boren Fellow.