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.

Mentoring groups will be formed around areas of interest and can include:
  • Early career support
  • Changing careers
  • Non-traditional jobs in science
  • Teaching science
  • Navigating the workplace (focus on handling conflicts, dealing with different personalities, presenting new ideas, dealing with change, working with a difficult boss, etc.)
  • General mentoring (the group has no specific area at the outset, but can be defined by the group as they progress)
How do I join the Seattle AWIS Group Mentoring Program?
Fill out this form to either be a mentor or a mentee

– the application form will close on Wednesday, September 25th and our first meeting and assignment of mentoring groups will be on Monday, October 28th (details below).
Kick-Off Event
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Weintraub Building, Pelton Auditorium
When: Monday, October 28th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
*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.

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