Group Mentoring

Group Mentoring Program

Looking to build your network or find your first job?
Thinking about a career change or retirement?
Need tips to balance work and family?

Then get advice from experienced scientists by joining the Association for Women* In Science (AWIS) Group Mentoring Program.
(*you do not need to be a woman to join)

What is an AWIS Group Mentoring Program?
A Mentoring Group is a party of 5-7 scientists committed to meeting monthly to support one another with advice, encouragement, and information. Each group will be coordinated and fostered by at least one experienced mentor.

Who will be in my group?
The Seattle AWIS mentoring committee will review submitted surveys and match you with a group based on your interests and career goals.

In 2017 we split into three general areas for groups:

  • Early career group: finding your first job, building a network early, identifying a mentor in your field.
  • Mid-career transition group: career change, balancing family responsibility, maintaining your enthusiasm/drive.
  • Late career group: moving gracefully into retirement, what do the next steps look like?

How do I join the Seattle AWIS Group Mentoring Program?
Fill out this form to be notified when we begin registrations for our 2018/19 groups, either to be a mentor or a mentee – this is usually around September.
*Mentees who are not AWIS members are asked to pay a $20 fee when placed in a group. If you would have difficulty paying this, let us know once you have been placed and we will work something out.

For more information, contact