Pilot Mentoring Program Open to Students at 2013 Annual Meeting
Friday, July 12, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
AFS is now accepting applications from
currently enrolled students who want to participate in a mentorship/shadowing
program during the 2013 annual meeting. The program will pair students with
established scholars based on similarities in interest, facilitating
intellectual exchanges with the hope that these will lead toward future
mentoring relationships. Students and their mentors will spend approximately
half a day together at some point during the meeting, during which time each
pair can discuss the student’s goals and interests, and the mentor can offer
personalized advice for navigating the field. Activities during this time will
be at the mentor’s discretion, but they may include attending sessions
together, meeting for a meal, or introducing the student to some of the
mentor’s colleagues. Students are encouraged, though not required, to maintain
contact with their mentor after the meeting.
The program is open to all students who are
members of AFS and who are attending the 2013 annual meeting. There will be a
maximum of 20 student participants. If accepted, students must commit to
preparing for the shadowing by doing research on their assigned mentor and on
potential topics of discussion. To apply, students should write a one-page
letter outlining their broad professional goals, research interests, and
desired outcomes of the shadowing experience. Students may request a potential
mentor in their letter of application; however, mentors will be chosen based on
availability and at the discretion of the mentorship committee. Students should
send the letter of application, along with a current CV, to Lisa Gabbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by September 10, 2013.
Lunch with a JAF Editor
Mystified or stymied by the publication
process? Not sure how to turn a research paper into a journal article? Just
want to get to know a real-life editor? Well, AFS is offering students a chance
to have lunch with Jim Leary, current co-editor of the Journal of American
Folklore, during the 2013 annual meeting in Providence, RI. The lunch will
take place during the 12:15–2:00 slot on Wednesday, October 16. To take
advantage of this great opportunity to meet and chat with one of the editors of
the discipline’s flagship journal, please email Carolyn Ware at email@example.com.
Only five spots are available and they will be reserved on a first-come,
may not participate in both the lunch and the shadowing program.