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Keynote addresses mentorship at Summer Success Symposium

Having a good mentor is essential to success in graduate school, and it’s important to find the right fit for you, said alumnus Coalton Bennett, Ph.D. ’10, who delivered the keynote address at the ninth annual Summer Success Symposium, held on August 15 in the Biotechnology Building. “Not only can good mentors guide mentees through their degree programs, but mentors can provide guidance that shapes their mentees’ future careers as well, said Bennett.

For Bennett, the process of getting to where he is now—an electrical and computer engineering alumnus and patent agent for McCarter & Fish—started with the decision to switch advisors early in graduate school. He shared his story and words of wisdom with new and continuing graduate students in the event’s alumni keynote session, titled, “Mentorship: Why it is Important Now and How it Sets the Course for a Successful Future.”

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