You’ve probably heard the hackneyed advice for career advancement: “It’s who you know, not what you know.” But how do you know who you should get to know? Figuring out who you should cultivate relationships with when time and energy is limited isn’t always straightforward.
Women and minority STEM majors, think back (maybe way back, ahem) to your undergraduate years. Do you remember the process by which you selected a major? Did you have a process? Who influenced your choice of degree? Do you remember facing any challenges as a STEM major because of your gender or minority status?