Career and Research Advice Mentorship (CRAM) sessions are informal mentoring sessions. These 20-minute meetings allow students, post docs, or other early career scientists to connect with seasoned AGU members and ask about graduate school, networking, and career pathways.
CRAM mentees: Registration for CRAM Mentoring at the 2018 Fall Meeting will be made available in November for mentees. These opportunities are designed to help undergraduate and graduate students get the most value out of their experience at the Fall Meeting. In November, an online form will be used for mentees to pick their CRAM session. Listed with each mentor is their institution, any additional languages they speak, and a brief description of the work that they do. In November, we invite you to peruse the available mentors from a range of disciplines, including scientific leaders, for 20-minute advisory sessions. Potential topics of discussion include advice for applying to graduate school, discussion of graduate programs and/or advisors, and discussion of careers within or outside of academia as applicable. Students are limited to one CRAM session, if you have any questions, please contact AGU Mentoring.
CRAM mentors: Fall Meeting attendees are recruited to volunteer their time as a CRAM mentor. These mentors spend 1–2 hours in the Career Lounge. Students and early-career scientists sign up to meet with a CRAM mentor individually for a 20-minute session. Potential topics of discussion include advice for applying to graduate school, finding programs and/or advisers, or advice on career pathways. Mentors may also offer career advice for academic and nonacademic professions. Scientists and professionals in any career stage can serve as a CRAM mentor, even if this is your first Fall Meeting. Applications for CRAM mentors will be available in October 2018.