The future is not your advisor’s mentoring! This panel includes two senior faculty, one junior faculty, and one late-stage PhD student to lay the groundwork of what it looks like to engage and grow the next generation of mentors and mentees amidst our digital society and societal trends. In order to do so, we need to reimagine and redefine the mentorship relationship of the past and prepare it for the future. The panel will highlight the importance of identifying, creating, and nurturing meaningful and authentic connections that support personal and professional growth and advancement – while maintaining appropriate boundaries. We will also discuss strategies for ensuring your personal balance and for having difficult conversations, including saying good-bye to a mentor or mentee, ensuring a psychologically safe environment for the long haul, and expressing expectations toward excellence. This is the one panel that even expert mentors will not want to miss.