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Title Success strategies for women in STEM : a portable mentor / edited by Peggy A. Pritchard BA/BPHE., MLIS, Christine S. Grant PhD.
Imprint London : Elsevier Academic Press, [2015]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (519 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Women in science -- Vocational guidance.
Science -- Vocational guidance.
Minorities in science.
Science -- Study and teaching.
Technology -- Study and teaching.
Engineering -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Women -- education.
Science -- vocational guidance
Contents Front Cover; Success Strategies From Women in STEM; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; About the Contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword; A World of Difference; References; Prologue; A Magnificent Obsession; 1 Career Management; The Myth of "Career Planning"; What Is Success?; Successful Women Scientists: Shared Qualities, Common Themes; The Realities of Context: Pressures, Contraints, Opportunities; Unequal Opportunities; Changing Contexts to Improve Opportunities; Managing Your Career for Success; Develop Self-Awareness; What Are My Values? What Is Important to Me?
What Truly Captures My Interest? What Excites Me about Science?What Are My Skills and Specialized Knowledge?; What Does "Success" Mean to Me?; Identify Opportunities; Decide and Develop A Plan; Implement Your Plan and Review Periodically; References; 2 Networking; What Is Networking?; Is Networking Really Necessary?; What is a Network? What Is Networking?; Networking is Trading: The "Norm of Reciprocity"; Networking Helps People Know You Better; Networks Help You Stay Connected; Networks Provide Support; When Did Asking for Help Become Taboo?; Networking and Advancing Your Career.
Rules of the Game and Change from the Inside OutWomen and Networking; Network Composition and Function; Integration into Informal Elite Networks; Networking Strategies; Build on the Networks You Already Have; Actively Develop New Contacts; Identify a Potential "Match"; Prepare a "30-s" Introduction of Yourself; Create Opportunities to Meet; Contact People Directly; Build Networks at Your Institution; Take Advantage of Networking Events; Manage and Maintain the Relationships; Minimize Misunderstandings; Be Aware of Potential Complications; Use Social Media Effectively; Twitter; Facebook.
LinkedInMaintain Strong and Effective Networks; Subscribe to Online Networks; Ask for Feedback and Assistance; Go Forth and Network; Acknowledgments; References; Further reading; 3 Mentoring: Empowering Your Success; STEM: A Mentoring Profession; What is Mentoring?; Types of Mentors; Peer Mentor; Career Development Mentor; Personal Mentor; A Mentor for All Seasons?; Strategies for Finding a Mentor; Identifying a Potential Mentor "Match"; Everyone Said She Would Be the "Perfect Mentor"; How Could He Possibly Be a Good Mentor for Me?; Meeting Potential Mentors; "Naturally Occurring" Mentors.
Formal Mentoring ProgramsMeeting Potential Mentors at Technical Conferences, Technical Trade Shows, and Business Events; Identify Specific People; Introduce Yourself; Follow-Up; Managing and Maintaining the Relationship; Clarify Expectations and Responsibilities; Communicate Clearly and Effectively; Manage the Transitions; Becoming a Mentor; References; 4 Mental Toughness; Mental Toughness: The "Physical Fitness" Analogy; Mental Strength; "Core" Mental Strength; Strength of Will; Develop "Core Strength"; Affirm Yourself; Engage in Positive Self-talk; Return to Your Core Values.
Summary "Success Strategies from Women in Stem: A Portable Mentor, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and accessible manual containing career advice, mentoring support, and professional development strategies for female scientists in the STEM fields. This updated text contains new and essential chapters on leadership and negotiation, important coverage of career management, networking, social media, communication skills, and more. The work is accompanied by a companion website that contains annotated links, a list of print and electronic resources, self-directed learning objects, frequently asked questions, and more. With an increased focus on international relevance, this comprehensive text contains shared stories and vignettes that will help women pursuing or involved in STEM careers develop the necessary professional and personal skills to overcome obstacles to advancement. Preserves the style and tone of the first edition by bringing together mentors, trainees and early-career professionals in a series of conversations about important topics related to careers in STEM fields, such as leadership, time stress, negotiation, networking, social media and more Identifies strategies that can improve career success along with stories that elucidate, engage, and inspire Companion website provides authoritative information from successful women engaged in STEM careers, including annotated links to key organizations, associations, granting agencies, teaching support materials, and more."
Other Author Pritchard, Peggy A., editor.
Grant, Christine, editor.
Other Title Print version: Pritchard, Peggy A. Success Strategies From Women in STEM : A Portable Mentor. Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2015 9780123971814