ASIP PathFinders Application  for Trainees 2016 - 2017

PathFinders is a mentoring opportunity for trainee attendees at ASIP scientific meetings. It was created several years ago by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity for the annual meeting at Experimental Biology.  This program is now also being offered for the PISA conference.

This program offers guidance and builds camaraderie between ASIP trainees and regular members and offers guidance to trainees who attend the meeting, especially those who will not be accompanied by their institutional advisor. By leveraging the guidance and expertise of current ASIP members, this program allows trainees to be introduced to the Society on a more personal level and to maximize their conference experience. Trainees are matched with an ASIP mentor (a junior or senior-level ASIP member who is actively engaged with the organization), based on their interests and/or availability. 

The answers to this questionnaire will help us make a suitable match to ensure your optimal guidance and participation. More in-depth information will be sent once you have been paired with a mentor.

* 1. Name (First    Middle Initial    Last)

* 2. E-mail

* 3. How are you best classified?

* 4. What do you expect to gain from your attendance at the meeting (check all that apply)?

* 5. What best describes your career needs for the upcoming year (check all that apply)?

* 6. What is your planned avenue for your career (check all that apply)?

* 7. What would be the ideal method of interaction with your meeting mentor (Please rank in order of preference)?

* 8. How important is it for you to be paired with a meeting mentor within your specific field of expertise?

* 9. With which ASIP Scientific Interest group do you most identify (check all that apply)?

* 10. In which of the following ASIP Committees would you be interested in becoming more active?

  Yes No
Career Development and Diversity
Research and Science Policy

* 11. Please provide additional relevant information that will assist us in finding the best mentor for you.