Group Mentoring Program

women networking together at an AWIS conference

Looking to build your network or find your first job?

Thinking about a career change, or starting a non-traditional job in science?

Need tips on navigating the workplace?

You can get advice from experienced scientists by joining the Seattle AWIS Group Mentoring Program. A mentoring group consists 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.

What is the AWIS Group Mentoring Program?

A Mentoring Group consists 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, which 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 Apply?

Interested in mentoring? Email the mentoring committee.

To join a mentoring group, fill out this form.

The application form will close on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and our first meeting and the assignment of mentoring groups will be on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (details below).

Kick-Off Event

Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 – 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.

For more information, contact mentoring@seattleawis.org.

The program is free to Seattle AWIS chapter members, or available for $20.75/year* for non-members. 

If you need to pay the fee you can do so via PayPal using the button below.

*Mentoring fee should not be paid until you receive confirmation that you have been placed into a group. Fee includes $0.75 admin fee.