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.”
“Given the ELI experience, I continue to realize the incredible power of respecting each person’s point of view and leveraging individual strengths and skill sets to achieve a common goal. I also understand the importance of constantly striving to enhance self-awareness to my disciplinary, behavioral and cultural dispositions."
"We often talk about being 'entrepreneurial' in your career, but that doesn't mean you have to start a business. For Ph.D. students, being entrepreneurial is much more about being open-minded and being deliberate about building relationships with people."