Job-Pairs in Academia
Job-pairs in academia is a voluntary mentoring initiative aimed at bringing together faculty members with prospective active academic job seekers. This mentoring scheme is designed to facilitate the job seeking process in academia for nearly completed or graduate PhD students.
How does it work?
A tenured member of staff in organizational psychology who is participating in the EAWOP conference will indicate their preferred and date and time for providing mentoring during the conference during the registration process. The PhD graduate or nearly to completion PhD students interested in being mentored also indicate the country in which they would like to work and a short CV during the registration process.
The mentor and mentee preferences are matched by a group of volunteers who will schedule the mentoring sessions, inform both parties about the date and place of the meeting, and on send relevant material to the mentor to facilitate the mentoring process. Both mentors and mentees then meet for one hour meeting during the conference at specified time and place. What’s in this for me? If you are a mentee, you will have an opportunity to meet with an experienced academic coming from the country where you are looking to find your first job. During the meeting, your mentor will guide you, comment on your CV, encourage you and offer you insights regarding the recruitment and selection process. If you are a mentor, you will have the opportunity to guide a young colleague to find his/her way in the academia world – a very rewarding experience. What time commitment is involved? If you are a mentor, you need to read the material and your mentee’s CV sent to you before the meeting and then participate in a one-hour meeting.
If you are a mentee, you need to read the material sent to you before the meeting and participate in an hour meeting.
Are you interested?