Role of the Mentor

Students are seeking:

  • Guidance in navigating the path from undergraduate and graduate student to professional scientist/academician/clinician
  • Opportunities to become a member of a specific research team
  • Advice on how to balance career and family
  • Evaluation of ideas for potential areas of research
  • Understanding available educational and career options
  • Expertise in the areas of need identified by the mentee
  • Networking (development of skills and professional contacts)

Specifically, we hope the mentor will:

  • Learn about the student before arriving at the JEGM2010 meeting through his/her CV or research abstract (the mentee is encouraged to make the initial contact)
  • Meet the mentee at the Student Mixer
  • Be prepared to share and discuss educational, career or research objectives in a constructive manner
  • Introduce the mentee to colleagues with similar interests to help the student establish a professional network
  • Attend the poster or podium presentation of the mentee and provide feedback
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