Becky Wai-Ling Packard

Becky Wai-Ling Packard has served as a professor of psychology and education at Mount Holyoke College. She also served as the director of the Weissman Center for Leadership, where she oversaw a range of mentoring and leadership initiatives. She is the author of numerous research articles and “Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented College Students,” a step-by-step, research-based guide for higher education faculty and administrators.

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October 2, 2017

Finding a college mentor

If you’re a smart woman (and you are), you’ve probably already heard this advice: Find a mentor who is willing to invest in you and your future. Research shows that mentors help you identify your strengths, persevere in school, gain access to new opportunities, and, ultimately, achieve greater satisfaction in the work you do.

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