The possibilities and pitfalls of mentorship
The haunting things Bob Lang once saw as a firefighter have influenced the advice he now gives to young colleagues in his work as a lawyer.
Yosimar Reyes, a poet and artist, reflects on the guidance the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has given him.
The writer Ashley C. Ford and her mentor, Roxane Gay, discuss the professional advice they’ve gotten and how to cope with criticism.
More than a dozen mentees of the late journalist remember the lessons he imparted.
“If one person gets a leg up, that’s a leg down for whomever else is competing for those opportunities.”
The economists Darrick Hamilton and Sandy Darity met as student and adviser. Now, they see themselves as equals.
Michael McFaul, who served under President Obama, on being a diplomat in an often hostile environment
The Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig discusses how Aaron Swartz's death shaped his own life's work.
If men are overly concerned with the appearance of impropriety, the careers of female subordinates suffer.
University of Michigan's John Beilein reflects on 40 years of mentoring young athletes.
A conversation with a deaf-studies professor and a student she’s been supporting throughout his academic career
The chef Jeremiah Langhorne learned from one of his idols—and then decided to move on.
Dispensing with the usual meetups over coffee, two biomedical engineers created a platform to more easily connect young people with professional guidance.
The senator and his mentor look back on the 25-plus years since they met at Princeton.
A psychology professor at the U.S. Naval Academy on why professional guidance doesn’t always work out as planned
“I know that everything is stacked against my scholars,” says Nadia Lopez, a principal featured in Humans of New York.
Kaya Thomas, a 21-year-old coder and advocate, has been vocal about the industry’s homogeneity.
The animated feature is a surprisingly thoughtful meditation on what professional achievement requires in the 21st century.
The politics professor and former TV-show host talks about creating a dynamic that combines empathy, vulnerability, and fun.
A conversation with two immunologists about the “little digressions” that shape their research and careers
Unconscious bias can influence who leaders choose as their protégés. Can its effects be mitigated?