From your undergraduate years through the later stages of your career, getting your research acknowledged, finding good mentors, and increasing your visibility in the scientific community can be difficult.
Kristina (mentor) and Jessica (mentee) have participated in a long distance mentoring relationship for the past 3 ½ years after being paired through the SOT Mentor Match Program.
The Society of Toxicology (SOT) offers a wide variety of programs focusing on the career development of early-career scientists. Moreover, many times, a mentor will help in the career development of a trainee (or those seeking changes in their career path) in ways that no other program will.
Mentor Match is an online program for SOT members that aims to match mentees with potential mentors who can provide guidance on career path selection, professional development, and life/work balance issues. What can Mentor Match do for you?
My mentoring breakfast started with an early wake up time of 5:00 am. I am not one to choose this time normally, but I felt the SOT Mentoring Breakfast was worth the missed sleep.