Mentoring365 Live is the in-person mentoring program compliment to Mentoring365. There is a lot going on at Fall Meeting. Get the inside scoop by being matched with an experienced professional at the Meeting. Mentoring365 Live pairs selected students, graduate students, and early career professionals with more experienced attendees. Mentors can provide advice that ranges from resume or CV feedback to guidance throughout the Meeting. The program provides mentors and mentees with structured, relationship-building tools to develop and accomplish their focused career goals.
BECOME A MENTOR
To participate as a mentor in the Mentoring365 Live program, you must be a current AGU member. Mentors can range in career stage from post docs to senior scientists. The most important requirements are that a mentor is dedicated to providing guidance and has knowledge and experience that will be useful to the mentee. Mentors are expected to commit at least two 30-minute meetings for a total of one hour during Fall Meeting.
Once matched, mentors and mentees are encouraged to identify and work towards their professional goals together. Program objectives are best reached with open communication. Within a week of being matched, the mentee should contact their mentor to introduce themselves. Set up a time that you both are available during Fall Meeting to meet in person.
Before being accepted into the Mentoring365 Live program, mentors must fill out an online application, which include basic questions about:
- The mentor's research interests
- The mentor's areas of expertise to provide advice and guidance
- Prior mentoring experience
- A short paragraph describing your interest in mentoring
Students who are selected for the program will be able to review the above information to select the mentor that is best matched to with their professional goals. It is up to both the mentor and the mentee whether or not they wish to continue communicating after Fall Meeting. Mentors are also expected to fill out an online evaluation after the program.