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What are the Qualities of a Good Mentor?

At WID, collaboration and mentorship diversify the lenses through which we view disciplines, ideas and problems. We're curious to learn what qualities of a mentor are most conducive to broadening one's perspective.

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The WID community gathers daily at 3 p.m. to take a break, caffeinate and converse. Buzz Tea @ 3 is a monthly series that gathers perspectives on different topics focused on ideas and research. The institute’s Twitter followers can also chime in by replying to @WIDiscovery, posting on its Facebook page or emailing us.

At WID, collaboration and mentorship diversify the lenses through which we view disciplines, ideas and problems. We’re curious to learn what qualities of a mentor are most conducive to broadening one’s perspective. What do you think?

Responses from Tea

“What are the qualities of a good parent?”

“Serving as an example of what is expected.”

“A tag phrase that will guide you for the rest of your life: ‘If you ask for it, you’re going to get it.'”

 


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