The EAGE Mentoring Programme is a joint initiative of two Special Interest Communities of the Association: the Young Professionals and Women in Geoscience & Engineering. We are happy to present this opportunity again in 2020 for all EAGE members.
|19 February||Applications open|
|17 April||Deadline for applications|
|15 May||Matching and start of the mentoring|
Applications are now closed.
The Programme consists of a 1-year exchange process on career development for pairs of EAGE members matched based on their goals and preferences. Matched participants are responsible for agreeing between themselves on the frequency and the system of communication of their exchanges. After the initial connection, pairs will conduct their mentoring process independently of EAGE, with periodical support by the organizers. The mentoring process is by nature flexible and dependent on the persons involved. We offer one year as a guideline for these pairings, however for a variety of legitimate reasons these pairings do not always last the full course, nor need they.
A joint WGE-YP Committee coordinates the matching process, connecting pairs with similar interests. Based on the applications received, the Committee will endeavour to find a good match for you. If there are no available profiles matching the specific preferences that you indicated, the closest matching possibility will be proposed.Different matching options are possible: are you a young professional seeking career guidance? Several EAGE volunteers are senior geoscientists who can transfer valuable experience. Are you in your mid-career and considering your next step? Discussing with someone who has been in your place before might be a great way to find your path forward! If you are interested in learning about a different path, you may opt to connect with a professional from another field. And if you are planning to move to another country, you can ask to connect with someone who can give you some local advice.
Please note, for the purposes of this programme, we define the following profiles as follows:
- student: member under 35 years old currently enrolled in a study programme
- young professional: member 35 years old or younger currently employed
- mid-career professional: employed member between 35 and 50 years of age
- senior professional: employed or retired member above 50 years of age
There are no age restrictions for joining the programme as mentor or mentee. Pairs will be matched on the information provided in their applications. In previous years, most of the mentors who signed up for the programme were mid- and senior career professionals, but several YPs also took the opportunity to mentor students and share their experience so far.
The exchange is conducted remotely and independently, with the frequency and communication system chosen by the matched participants.
In addition to this, applicants who wish to connect in person may indicate so in their application form. Wherever possible, we will try to facilitate matches with the possibility of meeting face-to-face. For participants attending the EAGE Annual Conference 2020, a welcome event will be organized and designated spaces will be available for mentors and mentees.
Who can apply
The mentoring programme is a service reserved for EAGE members. If you do not have an active membership yet and wish to apply, please make sure to join or renew your membership before the deadline (here is a link to join/renew).
In all activities we expect our members to adhere to the word and spirit of our the Professional and Ethical Standards set down in Article XVI of our By-Laws.
In line with the mission of EAGE, the purpose of this programme is to foster fellowship and cooperation between members to promote the development of the geoscience and engineering fields. Please note that while advice on job seeking and career opportunities might be topics covered within a match, the following are excluded from the scope of this mentoring programme: requests for employment, visa assistance and any requests made of with the goal of financial gain. Should you receive requests that are not relevant to the goals of the programme, please inform us.
If you have any questions about the Mentoring Programme, do not hesitate to contact us.