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RED 715

Promoting Mentees’ Career Development


Rachel Hayes-Harb, PhD

Shannon Barrios, PhD
Associate Professor




2 hours





This is a REd Synchronous (live) class.

Mentors play an essential role in aiding mentees in obtaining information and materials, and in accessing the collegial and professional networks, etc. necessary to achieve professional goals. Professional skills are important for mentees to accumulate, as they are relevant whether the mentee decides to become a career researcher or pursue another profession. This class covers the role that mentors should play in helping mentees achieve their goals. During the live class meeting, we will use case studies to explore issues in the mentor role in mentees’ career development.

Class Objectives: 

  • Identify skills and topics relevant for undergraduate researchers’ professional development
  • Select tasks and goals that showcase a mentee’s professional skills and assess current skills level
  • Identify considerations/implications of professional development for diverse mentees

This class counts towards the Research Mentoring Certificate.

REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts and provide both fundamental and advanced skills training in flipped classroom format. To register for upcoming trainings,  click here to view our calendar.

Class Duration: Total duration for synchronous classes are approximately 2 hours. Those two (2) hours will be broken down into:

  • A live session which will take approximately 1 hour (45-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A) and;
  • Pre and Post-work activities which will take approximately 1 hour, in total.


Last Updated: 11/17/23