Apply Now for Mentoring Opportunities at AFS Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Mentoring Program Committee is accepting applications from currently
enrolled student members of AFS interested in the following opportunities:
The Shadowing program pairs students with established scholars
so that each may get to know the other better, exchange ideas, and make
connections. Proposed activities are at the mentor’s discretion, but
potentially include attending meeting sessions together, a breakfast, coffee,
or lunch date, introductions and conversations with other scholars the mentor
knows, discussion of the students goals and interests, and personalized advice
about the field. It is encouraged, but
not required, that mentees stay in touch with their mentors and continue to use
them as a resource beyond the meeting.
Students may suggest a potential mentor in their letter of application
if they wish but should not expect to be paired with someone specifically. Mentors
may or may not share the exact interests of applicants; rather, mentors are
chosen based availability, potential overlap of interests, and willingness to
work with students.
The number of participants is limited to a maximum of
twenty. Mentors will commit the
equivalent of a half-day; if accepted, students must commit to the program by
doing background research on their mentor and attending the shadowing program
in a well-informed manner.
Lunch with an Editor
A selected number of students are invited to attend a luncheon,
hosted by AFS, with the editor of a major folklore journal. Spots for this
program are very limited and participants will be selected with an eye towards
diverse institutional representation.
How to Apply
The mentoring program is open to any undergraduate or
graduate student who is a member of AFS and who is attending the 2015 annual
meeting in Long Beach, California.
Students may apply for both Shadowing and Lunch with an
Editor, but will only be accepted to one. Applicants should submit a CV and a one-page
letter of inquiry outlining broad professional goals, research interests (if
applicable), and what they hope to accomplish by participating in the mentoring
Send applications by email by August 1 to Diane Tye, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Carolyn Ware, email@example.com.