Volunteer to mentor undergrads/postbacs at #SACNAS2018 Conference

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We need ~135 SACNAS Mentors to participate in a 1-on-1 Individualized Mentoring session with Undergrads/Postbacs at the SACNAS Conference in San Antonio.  

This year, we have a much larger space and hope to have ~135-150 mentors serving ~250-300 students. Last year, ~105 mentors meeting with over ~200 travel awardee students for individual mentoring sessions. We wanted to thank you all for your past participation in this workshop. 

At present, we have 65 Mentors signed up, which is great given that many people have not registered yet. 

So, if you are interested AND think that you are going to be in San Antonio this year, then fill out this 1-minute google form http://goo.gl/forms/lJPvkjNueE to help us match your individual strengths/interests to the students you will mentor. 

Workshop Date and Time: Friday, October 12 and 8:45 am - 10:15 am, Starry Night Ballroom

Logistics:  At the conference, it will require 90 minutes of your time and at most, you will interact with 2 different students for 40 minutes each. We will match you with a students with similar educational goals/backgrounds and prior to the conference, we will send a 1-page summary of your advisee’s background/interests and a 1-page Advising handout to go over at the session with your student. Many of the students will also have a resume/cv available too. In short, just share your professional/educational advice. 

Feel free to share this e-mail with any faculty/administrative who are going to attend the conference and might want to participate in this workshop. 

Finally, due to high student demand last year, we will have second "drop-in mentoring room" for students and mentors to “just show up at the conference” to meet and pair off. 

Contact Dr. Corey Welch (corey@iastate.edu) or Lynn Villafuerte (Lynn S Villafuerte (lynnsv@ku.edu) for any questions.