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Mentoring365 Circles officially launched in January 2023! Circles is a new peer group learning program that will help you build skills and grow your network around common interests and objectives.

Depending on the size of the Circle, some groups will be discussion based while others will function like online workshops. Each Circle is facilitated by a lead member who is responsible for creating a plan, fostering engagement among members and ensuring the group achieves its goals. 

In 2022, more than 150 members participated in three pilot Circles on Careers Outside Academia,
Science Communication and Pre-Conference Science Networking.

Register or update your profile in the Mentoring365 platform to join the next session! See the FAQ for more information.


Science Policy Careers

Begins 1 May 2023

Have you wondered about a career in science policy or even just engaging in science policy around your research? During this circle, we will talk to scientists who are either working in science policy or in policy-adjacent roles around their research and explore the various paths scientists can take to incorporate policy engagement into their careers. 

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Using Multimedia for Science Communication

Ends 30 May 2023

Science communication (SciComm) and outreach allows you to increase your research profile, become a scientific resource in your community, break down barriers to scientific literacy and build an ongoing dialogue with people you interact with daily. We'll foster discussion on best practices, technical details, the importance of incorporating storytelling, and whatever else the group is interested in.

This circle is for those at any experience level interested in communicating science to wide audiences using visuals, audio, video, and more types of media. This Circle will host two panel discussions:
  • Why and how to use multimedia in SciComm (Wednesday, 15 March 2023 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST/UTC-05:00). Come to a panel and Q&A to learn more about going into science communications and/or how to incorporate it into your scientific career.
  • Multimedia and SciComm in Practice: Panel with Experts (Thursday, 13 April 2023 at11:00 – 12:00 pm EST/UTC-05:00). Learn from a panel of experts about how they use multimedia to communicate science effectively.

Geoscience Careers 

Ends 11 April 2023

The Geoscience Careers Circle will offer insight into various sectors that employ geoscientists and the skills that are highly marketable and in demand by today's employers. Join this interactive Circle to learn about how to start and navigate your own career. This Circle will host two panel discussions: 
  • Geoscience Careers Beyond Academia: Identifying Pathways and Transferable Skills with GROW (Thursday, 19 January 2023 at 2-3 p.m. ET)
  • Unearth Your Future: How You Can Shape the Geoscience Profession for the Needs of the 21st Century (Thursday, 9 February 2023 at 9-10 p.m. ET)

Want to suggest an idea for a Circle? Anyone interested in connecting others around a topic can start their own Circle. Mentoring365 admins are available for guidance and technical support. Contact administrators and reach out to our team here.

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