Meet A Mentor Event
Date: Monday, March 12
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Convention Center
Seasoned professionals representing a combination of academic, government and industry backgrounds will lead small discussion groups of young professionals and students who are beginning their professional materials science and engineering careers. Mentors from a variety of technical, career, and social backgrounds will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance and advice to mentees. Each mentee may select three discussion groups to join during this 90-minute program. Sign up today and make connections with mentors that will last beyond your time in Phoenix.
General topics to be discussed include:
- Transitioning from student to professional
- Finding a work and life balance
- Workplace communication
- Working in a new city or country
- Challenges for non-U.S. citizens moving to/working in the United States
- Benefits of professional membership
These are general topics that will be used in guiding the mentor discussion during the event. Mentees will also have ample opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance.
Please note, this event is NOT a job placement or interview program. It is designed to help young professionals identify their career interests, find direction, and develop relationships with those who have had similar experiences during their personal and professional endeavors.
Volunteer as a Mentor
If you would like to share your experience with early career professionals as a mentor at this event, please complete the Mentor Volunteer Sign-Up Form. Be sure to note the topics you would be most interested in discussing.
Volunteer as a Mentor
Participate as a Mentee
If you are a graduate student or early career professional who would like to participate in this event as a mentee, please complete the Mentee Enrollment Form. Be sure to indicate which topic areas you would be most interested in discussing.
Sign up as a Mentee
This event will open with a reception and informal opening remarks that will provide participants with instructions on how best to engage in the program. After that, mentors and mentees will gather at tables to discuss specific mentoring topics. Each roundtable discussion will last for 20 minutes and each mentee will be able to participate in three roundtable sessions before the event concludes with informal networking time.