My mentee, Zack Byko, was a graduate student at Penn State University.
During our initial meeting, we got to know one another and discussed our expectations and initial goals for the program, including an agreement that we would correspond mostly by e-mail on an occasional basis, and by phone as necessary.
Over the next few months, we discussed potential employment opportunities.But the surprising highlight of our long-distance relationship was that Zack
invited fellow mentor and NCIM member, Dick Westergard and I down to the Penn State campus to give a talk about the mentorship program to the Penn State Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
...P.S. I ran into Zack at this year's AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and found that he is happily employed at Mars Snackfoods USA as an applied climatologist.
And A Student's Perspective:by Zack Byko, Commodity Research Manager, Mars Snackfood US