Purpose: to provide highly motivated students, post-doctoral fellows, and new researchers in the field of exposure science with one-on-one email-based mentoring relationships with established researchers from industry, government and academia.
*New for 2016:
mentorship program will be expanded to include scientists/professionals new to the field of exposure science!*
The ISES mentor program is designed to provide those in the exposure science field with email-based mentoring. To become a mentor or to find one check out our video
How it works
The Student and New Researchers Committee maintains a database of mentors which is available to current members. Mentors provide a profile with a description of their educational and professional backgrounds including exposure science expertise, years of experience and preferences for discussing common mentoring topics such as graduate school decisions, dissertation process, job search, writing grants and papers, and work/family balance. Each mentor will have a maximum of 2 mentees per year through the program.
Mentees select their mentor from the available mentor profiles. The mentorship committee confirms with the selected mentor and provides contact information to both the mentor and mentees.
Once a mentor and mentee have been matched they will decide together about timing and frequency of contact. Expect to exchange approximately one email a week or as needed. Emailed discussion suggestions will be sent out once a month to all mentors and mentees to keep the line of communication open and provide ideas of relevant topics. At the annual meeting an event is held to give mentors and mentees time to speak in person.
Once a year, mentors and mentees are asked to confirm their continued participation in the mentoring program. We also request all participants complete a survey to provide feedback concerning the mentoring/mentee experience. Both these can be accomplished by signing into your membership account, selecting My Home
from the top navigation and then selecting Mentorship Program & Information
from the drop down. For more information on the mentorship program contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org