The Ecological Society of America will again host the *Networking
for Students and Early Career Professionals* event at this year’s Annual
Meeting in Portland*,* and is asking for approximately two to four
volunteers from each section to participate as mentors. The event will take
place on Sunday, August 5, and is geared towards mentoring students of
various levels, ranging from undergraduates to post-docs.
This event is a result of members expressing interest in
networking, career resources, and training opportunities in our Membership
Survey six years ago, and a strong positive response in subsequent
meetings. The idea is for participants to be able to speak to scientists
from sections with discipline areas that are of interest to them. The
primary goal of each Section’s mentors will be to facilitate discussions
with interested students, offer guidance on getting the most out of the
Annual Meeting, and general advice about pursuing ecology at higher levels.
There is a list of *Suggested Talking Points* attached to serve as
guidelines, however mentors are encouraged to allow students to drive the
conversation with their questions.
Along with the suggested talking points, a list of *Guidelines
for Mentors* is also attached. The Ecological Society of America is asking
each mentor to adhere to the guidelines, among which includes attending the
Welcoming Reception after the Sunday Plenary, and the *ESA Graduate
Student, Post Docs, and Mentor/Mentee Breakfast *on Tuesday, August 7,
2018, which is a ticketed event. The cost of the ticket ($10.00) covers the
breakfast provided. Tickets can be purchased with your registration or at
the registration desk on site; however, for everyone’s convenience we do
ask you to try to purchase your ticket ahead of time if possible.
Members that are interested should respond to us at this email
address *as soon as possible*. Those selected will receive special
recognition in the Portland Annual Meeting’s addendum. We are very excited
to be continuing this successful event and expect that it will again be
very beneficial to many members in Biogeosciences and beyond.
Ben Sullivan (Chair), Devin McMahon (Secretary), and Megan Nasto (Webmaster)
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Suggested Talking Points for Mentors 2018.docx
Guidelines for Mentors 2018.docx