Set Loving Relationships as Your Highest Priority
I am honored to be invited to provide some advice to early career members. Many years have passed since I was an early career member. I am now completing 35 years as a soil science faculty member. During this time, I served as major professor for several Ph.D. students and post-docs who now have established careers in soil science. In fact, the favorite part of my job has been mentoring graduate students and post-docs. My goal is to help each student grow as a person and as a scientist in preparation to successfully move to the next stage of life. I count it a blessing to have had the opportunity to mentor many outstanding persons. Before I offer specific advice to early career members, I will provide some background information on myself to share how I discovered soil science and how I came to view an emphasis on loving relationships as my highest priority.
This article is published as Horton, R. 2016. Set loving relationships as your highest priority. CSA News 61 (7), 31-32. doi: 10.2134/csa2016-61-7-12. Posted with permission.