Finding Your Five Mentors

This program is not currently scheduled

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Everyone will tell you that mentorship is important, but how does a student or postdoc find mentors? In this workshop, we'll discuss the types of mentors there are and you'll identify which ones you need to develop your mentoring team. We'll then discuss how students and postdocs establish, maintain, and even end mentoring relationships and how resources like can help. Finally, you'll brainstorm a plan to build the community you need for success.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Define what mentorship is and describe the benefits of mentorship
  2. Categorize 5 different types of mentors every student and postdoc needs
  3. Analyze what types of mentorship you have in your own life
  4. Identify which mentors you need to seek now and why
  5. Develop different strategies to find your mentors


Naledi Saul, MPM
Director, Office of Career and Professional Development


Slides - updated for 2022


This program is part of the Workplace Navigation (formerly Manage Up) series.

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.