1. preparing the next generation of professionals

Go beyond STEM skills - coach in time management, teamwork, meeting deadlines, and making decisions.

Share your trajectory - how you got there, what you've learned or what you wish someone told you.

Students are learning to communicate. Tell them how they can improve.

Show how you approach problems.

Provide students with tools to succeed beyond the classroom.

 

2. Consider the future

Get to know your students.

What are their goals for the future? Help them reach. 

Encourage career exploration. Show them the steps to get there.

A student interested in healthcare might only think about being a nurse or doctor. Help expand their horizons to the many careers in your field.

Find opportunities to keep in touch. For example, internships, letters of recommendation, or a new project collaboration.