SPS has partnered with MentorNet, the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network, to offer FREE mentoring services to ALL SPS members!
Follow these steps to take advantage of this offer:
(Must be a student or employed as a postdoctoral scholar or untenured faculty member.)
- Go to http://www.MentorNet.net/protege
- Under "Find A Mentor!" select "Join Us"
- Complete your profile. When you get to the section on professional society memberships, be sure to select "Society of Physics Students"
- Enter your Society of Physics Students membership number (if available)
- After you complete your profile, you’ll received profiles of potential mentors immediately!
(Must hold at least a college degree or professional background in engineering, science, technology, or math and have professional work experience.)
- Go to http://www.MentorNet.net/mentor
- Select "Join Us"
- Complete your profile. When you get to the section on professional society memberships, be sure to select "Society of Physics Students" and “Sigma Pi Sigma” (if appropriate).
MentorNet addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups.
Founded in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated protégés from many of the world's top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry and academia. In addition, the MentorNet Community provides opportunities to connect with others from around the world who are interested in diversifying engineering and science.
- The MentorNet Community, where members can take advantage of MentorNet's award-winning One-on-One Mentoring Programs, pairing community college, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and untenured faculty with mentors for email-based mentoring relationships.
- The MentorNet E-Forum: web-based discussion groups for anyone interested in topics such as Work/Life Balance, Job Searching, and Graduate School.
- Resources for and about mentoring, diversity, and careers in engineering and science.
- A Resume Database for students seeking jobs or internships.
The first and largest program of its kind, MentorNet takes mentoring to a higher level. Backed by an extensive network of some of some of the world's largest companies, top colleges and universities, and professional societies, MentorNet pairs protégés and mentors from all 50 U.S. states and 55 countries on 6 continents.
SPS is proud to partner with MentorNet!
Not only do you get to meet some really interesting people, you get the advice you need from very knowledgeable people. If you get into a really good e-relationship with your mentor then you can get all sorts of feet in doors! I'm with my second mentor in four years of being involved with MentorNet, and both mentors I've had were, and are, wonderful.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
I would definitely say MentorNet is worthwhile, and I would indeed recommend it to other SPS members. ..My mentor has been great about figuring out what I needed to know from my occasionally vague and open-ended questions.
I appreciate that the mentors rate their willingness to discuss certain topics, such as disability, sexual orientation and race, to help avoid awkward situations with students who may already be deeply hurt and cautious.