2nd Annual SOT Mentoring Breakfast to be held in San Antonio


By Barbara Kaplan posted 02-07-2013 16:44


Following a very successful inaugural Mentoring Breakfast in San Francisco in 2012, the 2nd Annual Mentoring Breakfast will be held this year in San Antonio. Last year’s Mentoring Breakfast was a new event organized by the Women in Toxicology (WIT) Special Interest Group (SIG). During the Breakfast, 50 potential Mentees expressed their ideal mentoring needs to volunteer Facilitators. After the Annual Meeting, the Facilitators matched the Mentees with Mentors using ToXchange and the Career Resource and Development (CRAD)-maintained Mentor Match Database. The event was so successful that WIT proposed to SOT Council to adopt the Mentoring Breakfast as part of a larger SOT Mentoring Initiative. WIT solicited help in this effort from the CRAD Committee, Graduate Student Leadership Council, Postdoctoral Assembly, and the SIG—Collaboration Group, all of whom identified Mentoring as part of their strategic plans. The Mentoring Breakfast Planning Committee has made considerable efforts to involve all members of SOT and looks forward to another successful Breakfast after which 50 more Mentees will have Mentors!  Mentoring is essential at all career stages so if you are interested in serving as a Mentor or in finding a Mentor, please visit the Mentor Match website and sign up.



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