WiCS is planning a program to take place on March, 23rd, the first day of the International Convention for Psychological Science in Vienna from 2:30pm - 5:20pm. It has two parts, a panel discussion on “Using Social Media to Promote Professional Development, Networking, Scientific Dissemination, and Public Awareness (Hall L8) and a “speed mentoring” program (Crystal Loungue). In brief, the program will link junior faculty with senior faculty to meet briefly (for 20 minutes) for a speed mentoring session as part of the WiCS meeting. We are writing to invite you to participate.
This event is based on a successful program that we have previously implemented at Psychonomics. There are several ground rules that participants must adhere to. These include: 1. This is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship). 2. The conversation is confidential. 3. The mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it. 4. The mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting. We are currently looking for mentors and mentees. Our plan is to pair individuals based on general interest area. If you are willing to serve in either capacity, please complete the Google form at one of the links given below. If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below. We will give priority to researchers who are not yet tenured professors (e.g., assistant professors, post-docs, and graduate students; preference is given to individuals closest to tenure decisions). If we have a sufficiently large set of mentors, we may be able extend the invitation to participate to more junior mentees. In the mean time, registration is on a first come first served basis.
If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below.
Please respond no later than Monday, March 6. Please share this information with others who you think may be interested. We welcome your questions and suggestions.