Establishing Yourself in a New Position

This program is not currently scheduled

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There are 6 things that a new mentee needs to assess and understand about themselves and their mentor/manager to establish a well-functioning professional relationship in a new position. In this interactive session, we'll use real-life examples to discuss best practices and illustrate how well-intentioned mentoring relationships can take a wrong turn. We'll then talk about what factors you should be monitoring from day 1, what tangible actions you should take, and how to determine the benchmarks of success in your mentoring relationship in the first 10% of your time or the 90 days (whichever comes first) You'll never wonder if your mentorship relationship is on track again!


Naledi Saul - Director, UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development and Interim Chief of Staff, SAA/Graduate Division


  • Live virtual workshop
  • Group work
  • Individual work



This program is part of the Manage Up series and is offered in coordination with our Internships and Experiential Learning course.

A note about our virtual events: We would like to welcome you, as and where you are, to our virtual events. If there are times you just don’t want to be on camera, feel free to attend this event with your camera and mic off. If you prefer to switch on your camera and participate that’s great too. And if this event just won’t work for you please remember you can always make an appointment with us at any time. 

UCSF is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible. To request accommodations for this event, please contact Trish McGrath ([email protected]) at the Office of Career and Professional Development at least one week before the event.