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On-the-Go Mentoring Program to Be Launched at JSM 2017

1 July 2017 18 views No Comment

The Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) will launch its new On-the-Go Mentoring (OTG) Program at JSM 2017. The goal of the mentoring program is to provide short-term job-related and career-related support to women who work in statistics and to provide referrals to other programs that offer long-term mentoring.

OTG does not require long-term mentoring commitments or use a matching process, so it may lead to a faster resolution of job and career issues that arise suddenly.

The OTG mentoring program consists of mentors who respond to job- and career-related questions by email. These mentors are mid-career and late-career members of CWS who volunteer for six-month terms. When faced with especially delicate or challenging questions, they may consult the mentoring program committee—five early-, mid-, and late-career mentors—for advice. After resolving a mentee’s concern, a mentor may refer the mentee to a long-term mentoring program such as those operated by ASA committees, sections, and chapters.

The OTG mentoring program was developed by Nancy Flournoy, Monica Johnston, Stephine Keeton, Aleksandra Stein, and Jessica Kohlschmidt at the request of 2017 CWS president, Ji-Hyun Lee. Efforts to develop the program began in 2016.

Look for more information about OTG at the CWS information table at JSM. If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor or a mentoring program committee member, contact Nancy Flournoy at flournoyn@missouri.edu. If you are seeking job or career support, visit the CWS website and submit your request after JSM 2017.

If you have questions about the OTG mentoring program, log in to the ASA website and contact Monica Johnston through the ASA Community.

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