This year's workshop was held at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, from June 25-27, 2012. Check back in early 2013 to find out about the 2013 workshop.
The Career Mentoring Workshop aims to educate women on the job search process in a setting that allows them to form relationships with other women in mathematics. The goals of this conference are for each participant to come away from the workshops with a good understanding of the process of finding a job and mentors on whom she can call over the next year as well as a group of peers from across the nation who can provide additional support.
Twelve to fifteen participants will be invited to this summer's workshop. Five junior faculty members from various academic institutions will mentor participants throughout the workshop. The mentors are women who have recently finished their own PhDs and who now work in academia. These women will share their experiences of finishing their degrees and navigating the job search. Additional senior mathematicians will be invited to work with the participants as well.
The key components of the workshop are:
- Presentations by junior mathematics faculty on topics such as balancing finishing the dissertation with the job search, deciphering job ads, preparing application materials and interviewing
- Working session on application materials
- Mathematical talks by participants on their dissertation research
- Interaction with senior mathematics faculty from the Boston-area
- A keynote address by a senior female mathematician who has been involved with mentoring women in mathematics throughout her career