Prof. Craig Hawker and Prof. Michael Chabinyc have authored commentaries in Nature Reviews Materials on professional development for graduate students.
In “A generosity of spirit”, Prof. Hawker discusses the importance of developing research networks and mentoring in both academic and industrial careers. In “Finding and landing an academic position in materials science in the US”, Prof. Chabinyc discusses the preparation and process for applying for faculty positions in materials science.
Both articles point out the role of mentoring beyond the classroom and research laboratory in training the next generation of materials scientists.
Hawker article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41578-019-0134-z
Chabinyc article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41578-019-0130-3