"Be engaged with your community – take advantage of the leadership positions available, and reach out to Duke alumni. Expand beyond your current research bubble and talk with some of the professors and students beyond your department, so that you can get outside perspectives."
For some people, communicating effectively comes naturally. But for many mentees, communicating with their mentors/advisors was a key issue. Together, we created a resource we hope will help other graduate students and postdocs to be proactive in communicating with their mentors and foster good communication throughout their professional relationships.
“…I get to drive strategy and explore new ways to accelerate adoption at the same time. I love that I get to think about innovative ways to inspire early career scientists to think about becoming fuel cell entrepreneurs, for example, or to make it easier for companies and universities to collaborate with the national labs.”