Good practices needed in career mentoring



Few graduate and undergraduate students follow in the career footsteps of their advisors. Yet to be the most effective mentors, advisors must have the knowledge to prepare their students for “other” jobs. How can we help students obtain the information and experience they need in order to make informed career decisions? Where do we find this information so that we are informed? It is our collective responsibility as Earth and space scientists, and critical to the health of our field, to know the answers to these simple questions. A forum on career mentoring at the AGU Fall Meeting can help.