MyMentor session really caused me a lot of self reflection. I think i got as much out of it as the mentee.
Additional Support & Perspective
It can be hard to reach out to people at my own organization, and my NRMN mentor has a great grasp on what information i need to be soliciting
and she encourages me to reach out.
I used my network to put my mentee in contact with people who may help her along the next steps in her career. We still e-mail each other once a month to check in and see how things are going.
A registered NRMNet.net mentor who has completed viewing the appropriate online training materials, and has completed at least one 4-month mentorship experience with a mentee.
As a mentor within the Guided Virtual Mentorships program, you will receive an NRMN Mentor certification from NRMN upon completion of your first mentorship.
2. NRMN Certified Mentor
An applicant who meets the qualifications to be an NRMN Mentor who has served as mentor for at least and has completed at least three 4-month mentorship experiences with a mentee.
3. NRMN Master Mentor
An applicant who meets the qualifications to be an NRMN Certified Mentor who has evidence of long-term (10 years) commitment to mentoring under served, under represented groups in basic biomedical and behavioral research.
Who can participate?
Postdocs, junior faculty, senior faculty, non-faculty researchers, and academic administrators may serve as mentors. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs may serve as mentees.
How do mentors and mentees connect?
Mentees and mentors create profiles on the virtual mentoring platform in response to questions about themselves and about their preferred match. Mentees are recommended mentors based on the compatibility of their profiles and may invite one mentor at a time. Once the mentor accepts, their guided virtual mentorship begins. The pair communicate weekly by any convenient method (video chat, phone, email, etc.). NRMN sends suggested topics by email to help spark discussion.
How long is a virtual mentorship?
Guided mentorships last four months, and pairs typically communicate 20-30 minutes per week during their mentorship.
What happens at the end of the four months?
Mentees can invite their current mentor to begin another four-month mentorship or invite a new mentor from their current recommendations.
Does NRMN guarantee my mentor or mentee will be a perfect match?
NRMN participants agree to the terms outlined in our National Research Mentoring Network (NRMNet) User Agreement. While MyMentor uses an algorithm designed to help you find a ‘good fit’ for a mentorship partner, NRMN cannot guarantee that you will discover a ‘perfect match.’ We recommend that mentees engage in the program several times in order to gain the benefit of perspectives from multiple mentors over time, as no one individual will be able to provide all the advice that you may need. Should you have any questions or concerns relating to your mentoring relationship please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.