ELM will host a Pop-Up Mentoring event as part of the conference program. The deadline for registration is September 8, 2020. Please consider signing up as a mentor or a mentee — information below! Mentors are especially appreciated: this is a low-commitment and high reward event.
What is the Pop-Up Mentoring Project?
The Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP) is a series of events that travel around from conference to conference, giving anyone who is interested a chance to have a brief meeting with a mentor outside of their official support system. Mentors and mentees are paired by a PUMP coordinator based on shared interests for a one-time, no-strings-attached mentoring session. The event is open to all, regardless of career stage or gender (i.e. despite being organized by COSWL), and the purpose of the mentoring sessions is to help more junior colleagues with a variety of potential problems and questions that arise in a professional context, such as work/life balance, minority status, and graduate or job applications. These events have proved popular and helpful for everyone involved. PUMP events are open to all!
Why participate in a PUMP event?
Mentees report that it has been extremely valuable to meet with someone outside of their department to whom they can pose questions they feel they cannot discuss with their official mentors.
Mentors report how enriching it has been to become familiar with a broader context in which to examine the field and their own official mentees’ experiences.
Additional information for mentors and mentees can be found here.
If you are interested in being a mentor, please see here (on campuswire) for the link to the Mentor signup form.
If you are interested in being mentored, please see here (on campuswire) for the link to the Mentee signup form.
Once mentors are secured, mentors and mentees will be matched based on general interest area by a PUMP coordinator.
The Pop-Up Mentoring Event has been scheduled during the first Coffee Break of each day but mentor-mentee pairs are free to pick a different time that is mutually convenient.