Join the social campaign and share your experience with your mentorship. Simply use the #MyBUILDMentor to any social platform and share experiences, a photo, video, any advice or tips, and questions you may want to ask within the mentoring community.
Mentorship can be a critical component in a young person’s life. A mentor empowers their mentee to make smart choices, putting them on the path to making good decisions in their career and in life. Mentoring is a central component in the National Institutes of Health’s national BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative, which trains undergraduates in biomedical research with the goal of diversifying the scientific research workforce.
Mentorship is important to supporting diversity in the sciences, as many students from underrepresented backgrounds are the first in their families to pursue higher education and may not otherwise have help navigating the journey to becoming a researcher. BUILD mentors help students gain valuable research experience and guide them to choose the best graduate program for their career goals. BUILD mentors often also help their mentees build leadership and management skills, expand their professional network, and experience an empowering opportunity to give back to the community.
You can start posting as soon as today, for International Mentoring Day! BUILD appreciates our mentors’ commitment and generosity to their students and to the program. On top of their teaching responsibilities and maintaining their own research careers, mentors serve as a resource to students. This January, we are celebrating our mentors with a social media campaign, #MyBUILDmentor. All January long, the 10 university campuses in the BUILD initiative and the National Research Mentoring Network will highlight mentors and mentees on social media. Post a photo or video and describe how mentorship has benefited or positively impacted you!
Hashtags to use during January:
Here are some important dates that are part of National Mentoring Month:
To make it easier for you to join in the national conversation on mentorship, see below a variety of suggested posts and social media-friendly templates available for your use.
Social Media Post Suggestions and Templates
For BUILD Mentees
For BUILD Mentors
The Future of Research (FoR) and the National Research Mentoring Network invite you to a Twitter chat on “Mentoring the future” to discuss what mentoring in science is/should be, and how various stakeholders can help trainees achieve career success. We would like to dear what you think is or isn’t working with respect to mentoring junior scientists; and how we should change the culture of mentoring in science.
FOLLOW #MentoringFutureSci on September 12, 2017
from 1-2pm EST to participate in the discussion!
Participants: @FORsymp @SciNetUCS @NRMNET @FuturePI_Slack @Addgene @labmosphere @pinar_gurel @CoreyWelch_STEM
This event in co-hosted by the UCS Science