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Mentoring Before the Program Begins

Previously: The Requirements of Mentoring

If, after reviewing the benefits, responsibilities, and requirements sections of this guide, you will be taking on a mentee for the summer, it is important to start the relationship off on the right foot. The following section describes how to prepare for the process of mentoring a summer research undergraduate before the program begins. Keep three objectives in mind during this critical period: clarifying and aligning expectations, fitting the project, and managing the logistics before the program starts.

Up next: Clarifying and Aligning Expectations