Mentoring and Networking

From postdoctoral appointees and early career staff to mid-level and new employees, the Leadership Institute connects individuals to the support services they need to succeed. The following are just some of the ways the Leadership Institute can connect employees with the mentoring and networking tools they need:

  • Professional development programs
  • External engagement and networking opportunities
  • Help connecting with a mentor
  • Guidance to become a mentor
  • Assistance with curriculum vitae/resume
  • Resources for housing and other settlement issues
  • Specific tools for postdoctoral appointees
  • Career next steps
Help Connecting with a Mentor


Guidance to Become a Mentor

Not Sure Where to Start?

No problem! We are here to help you identify what you need and how to move forward.

Whether it’s one-on-one time with someone who can help you determine a course of training, figuring out how to connect with a mentor or locating a professional development publication with key information, our staff are experts at guiding you to what you need.

To get started, call 630-252-6034 or send us an email message at [email protected].


Mentoring is an organic, inclusive process designed to build professional relationships and promote talent development by bringing early- and mid- career employees together with more experienced staff.

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Postdoctoral Programs

We offer our postdocs and fellows mentorship, training and opportunities to lead. We train them to be pioneers at the leading edge of science and technology—innovators who lead a forward path into the future.

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