Sign Up for This Year’s Mentoring Program

Co-Chairs: Bethany Fishbein, Kerry Vieth, & Krishna Chaitanya Rao Kathala

Dear NERA Community,
We are thrilled to extend an invitation to all NERA 2023 Conference attendees to participate in the NERA 2023 Mentoring Program during the upcoming conference at the Trumbull Marriott Shelton, Trumbull, CT, October 18-20, 2023.
The Mentoring Committee has been facilitating successful mentor-mentee matches since 2012, connecting professionals experienced in NERA-related fields with graduate students and early career professionals through a carefully curated process. Our program has seen tremendous benefits for participants, who have had the opportunity to form meaningful connections outside of their existing networks, share research interests, discuss career goals, and explore areas of desired growth. Last year's mentoring event was a resounding success, with nearly 30 mentees and 16 mentors forming strong connections. We received positive feedback from participants, and we hope that these connections have continued to flourish.
During the conference, matched pairs will meet at a dedicated happy hour on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 6:00pm. We encourage mentors and mentees to continue their relationship beyond the conference, fostering a lasting connection.
We welcome all in-person conference attendees to join the program.
Sign up to become a mentor if you:
  • Have at least 4 years of career experience in education or educational measurement
  • Are interested in advising a graduate student or early career professional
Sign up to become a mentee if you:
  • Are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a NERA-related field OR are an early career professional (less than 5 years of post-graduate experience) in a NERA-related field
  • Are interested in advice on your educational path, dissertation, or career
Use the link below to register and provide information about your research interests, career goals, or areas of desired growth:
NERA Mentoring Program Registration
The registration deadline is Sunday, October 8, 2023. Based on your responses, the Mentoring Committee will match you with a mentor/mentee who shares your interests. Please remember that by signing up, you are committing to participate in the program and will be matched accordingly. If your plans change, kindly reach out to the Mentoring Committee so we can ensure all interested participants have a suitable match.
We look forward to seeing you this October and forging meaningful connections in our vibrant community!
All the best,
Your Mentoring Co-Chairs
Bethany Fishbein
Kerry Vieth
Krishna Chaitanya Rao Kathala

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