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Mentoring365 Circles

Join a peer-group mentoring session


Mentoring365 Circles is a free-to-use, peer to peer group mentoring 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 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. 

Since our launch in 2023, we have had over 1000 members participate in Circles such as Policy 101, Publishing 101, Science Communication, and Grant Writing. See below for past and current circles.

Find out how to join Circles and enroll in the next session! 
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How to Join

1. Build Your Profile

Begin by joining Mentoring365 as a mentee and building your profile. It only takes a few minutes!

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2. Discover Circles

Once you’ve joined the platform, go to the Discover tab to see browse current circle offerings. Each Circle has its own topic, structure and schedule which can all be viewed in the description.

3. Join & Participate

Join the circles you’re interested in, get approved via email, and start connecting with your peers! You can join up to 5 circles at a time.

For more information see our FAQ -  Circles page.

Ongoing/Upcoming Circles

Where Do We Go from Here Regarding DEIA Initiatives?
February 09, 2024 - May 09, 2024

After 60 years of Civil Rights efforts, there are factions within our society that claim the U.S.A. is “Good” and we have met our objectives. Some groups are vilifying and even attempting to make JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) and ABIDE (Accessibility, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) initiatives illegal. This attitude of “we’re good,” leads to ideas that we no longer need these initiatives, we no longer need to be taught the true history of our country, we no longer need affinity societies or groups, and that we just need to treat everyone “equally.”

What are the implications of this “one size fits all” attitude? Is being “anti-racist” actually racist? Does inclusivity cause hyper-divisiveness? There is more inclusion and diversity in geosciences than 60 years ago; however, the trends and trajectories have not changed.

This circle asks the question – how do we continue to move forward regarding DEIA initiatives in the geosciences? Do we act bravely and unapologetically, or do we sit back and accept what is happening without taking action? What are some actions we can take as individuals?

Presented by AWG
Preparing for the Applied Geophysics Workforce
February 19, 2024 - April 30, 2024

We are exploring the pathway to securing a job in this sector whether it be finding advice on what courses to take in university, what to include (or what not to include) on your resume, and what sort of skills prospective applicants should be seeking prior to starting their entry level position.
In this circle, we want to hear what burning questions applicants have about the geophysics industry job market and get those answered by hiring managers and other professionals in the near surface geophysics industry.

Presented by EEGS
Starts February 27, 2024

AGU offers a variety of scholarships and grants for students and early career professionals. This circle will primarily focus on AGU’s merit-based scholarship and grant offerings, covering the application process and eligibility requirements for each. AGU staff will also hold one virtual meeting on 5 March at 12:00 Eastern to discuss each opportunity in greater detail and answer any questions you may have.

Presented by AGU
Introduction to Open Science
Starts March 18, 2024

This Circle is back by popular demand and will introduce participants to Open Science and how it can benefit their research career. Participants will learn how to create and manage a digital presence, so their work is findable and accessible. Participants will discover best practices for data and software management end-to-end across the research process and assist participants in creating their own plans for managing their data/software. Finally, participants will learn AGU Publications’ requirements for sharing data and software in journal articles.

The Circle is structured to cover a different aspect of Open Science each week and offer resources and hands-on practice for each skill we teach. Each week, there will be a virtual office hour so that participants can connect, ask us questions, and share their knowledge with each other.
  • Week 1: Introduction to Open Science and Creating your Digital Presence
  • Week 2: Getting Started with Data in Your Research
  • Week 3: Getting Started with Software in Your Research
  • Week 4: Get Credit for Your Work: Sharing Your Data and Software Alongside Your Publications
Presented by AGU
How to Be an Effective Mentee
Starts May 30, 2024

A good mentoring relationship can provide individuals valuable insights and assistance at any stage of their careers but can be particularly beneficial for students and early career geoscientists. This circle will explore the many advantages  &various types of mentoring relationships available, how to seek out and find a mentor and provide mentees with tips for how to get the most out of a mentoring relationship. Participants will walk away prepared to jumpstart their mentee journey.  

The Circle will be comprised of  several presentations on key topics, followed by discussions and posted readings for discussion. Input and questions from the Circle participants is highly encouraged. Topics will be expanded and/or added as the discussion evolves from participants.

Presented by AWG and CEGA

Want to start 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.