New WiCS "speed mentoring" program!

We are pleased to announce a new WiCS initiative we are piloting this year--a “speed mentoring” program, to take place at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Chicago. In brief, the program will link junior faculty with senior faculty to meet briefly (for 20 minutes) during the WiCS reception on Thursday evening for a speed mentoring session.

This pilot program is based on a successful program that has been run for many years by the American Psychosomatic Society. There are several ground rules for this program: 1. this is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship); 2. the mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it; 3. the mentee should send the mentor a CV and the question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting.

Please note that the reception overlaps with the first hour of the Thursday evening poster session; mentoring sessions will begin promptly at 6 PM to allow mentors and mentees to attend a portion of the poster session.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Google document at the link given below before Wednesday, October 21.

If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Google document at the link given below. At this time, mentoring is open to WiCS members** who are Assistant Professors within 2 years of being reviewed for tenure. If we have a sufficient number of mentors, we will open this up to additional groups. Please feel free to sign up even if you do not meet this criterion—you will be put on the waiting list.

Once mentors are secured, mentors and mentees will be matched based on general interest area.

Please share this information with others who you think may be interested.

**WiCS membership is free. You can join at