Ann Huffman, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the WA Franke College of Business, co-authored with NAU alumni, Kristine Olson, the article, “The relationship between mentor support experiences and STEM graduate student career optimism” published in Career Development International. The article examines the role that mentorship and gender have in graduate students’ career optimism. The findings of the study provide evidence that mentor support experiences are significantly linked to career optimism via self-efficacy and school satisfaction and, in some cases, the gender of the mentor and the mentee.
Olson, K.J., Huffman, A.H. and Litson, K. (2020), “The relationship between mentor support experiences and STEM graduate student career optimism”, Career Development International. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-07-2019-0171