Call for Graduate Student Mentoring Coffee

Call for Applications: Division G Graduate Student Mentoring Event

The Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee invites you to apply to participate in a graduate mentoring coffee hour during the 2013 annual conference in San Francisco. We are inviting advanced graduate students and early career scholars, as well as beginning graduate students to participate. International graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.

By placing advanced graduate students, defined as at least a third-year doctoral student, in horizontal mentoring relationships with beginning graduate students, we hope to cultivate a professional learning environment within the Division G graduate community. Mentoring pairs will receive a $10 gift certificate to meet at a San Francisco coffee shop; each mentoring pair will decide meeting time, length, frequency, and agenda independently. Each mentoring pair will submit a finalized agenda for and proof of their mentoring meeting.

Once you have been selected to participate, you will be paired with another graduate student. We will email each of you your partner’s contact information and photo as well as an agenda of possible topics to discuss at your coffee meeting, such as capitalizing on graduate student opportunities within AERA, making the most of the annual conference, preparing AERA proposals and presentations, or conducting research on the social context of schooling. It is each mentoring pair’s responsibility to set up the exact day and time where you will meet. We will provide the $10 gift certificate to a San Francisco coffee shop to the mentor.

Eligibility

Mentors (Advanced Graduate Students/Post-Docs/Junior Faculty):

  • Paid Division G members
  • At least a third-year PhD/ EdD student, preferably having reached candidacy or completed coursework

Mentees (Beginning Graduate Students):

  • Paid Division G member
  • First- or second-year graduate student

Application Process:

Applicants for both mentors and mentees should submit (1) a current CV, (2) a photo (to be emailed to your mentoring partner to help your meet-up), and (3) a one- page narrative addressing the following:

Mentor Applicants:

  • Why do you want to be a mentor? What qualities do you have that would make you a good mentor?
  • What areas do you feel comfortable mentoring others on?
  • What do you hope to get out of this mentorship?
  • How do your research interests specifically align with Division G’s focus on the social context of schooling?
  • When are you arriving and departing from San Francisco? What days and times during the annual conference are you available to meet?

Mentee Applicants:

  • What do you hope to get out of this mentorship?
  • How do your research interests specifically align with Division G’s focus on the social context of schooling?
  • What areas do you feel you need mentoring with?
  • When are you arriving and departing from San Francisco? What days and times during the annual conference are you available to meet?

E-mail Applications materials with the subject line “Mentorship Coffee Hour” to DivGgrads@gmail.com by April 1, 2013, 11:59 PM PST.

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