On Thursday, February 6, 2014, Dr. Petra A Robinson, an Assistant Professor in the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development (SHREWD) participated in Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development Mentoring Symposium in College Station, Texas.
The Mentoring Symposium: Pathways to the Professoriate featured ten (10) former Texas A&M graduate students, who are now in professorial ranks at major universities. They each served as panelists and represented the four departments within the College. These representatives were selected to present on personal experiences, with the goal of providing mentorship to graduate students who have interests in pursuing professorial positions at major universities. Administrators were also in attendance hoping to learn how to best groom, support, and mentor graduate students. Dr. Robinson, a graduate of the Educational Administration and Human Resource Department made a presentation titled Building your Portfolio: Personal Investment Strategies for the Professoriate, which outlined practical steps to tailor the graduate experience in light of the goal of entering the Academy.