The EAGE Mentoring Programme is a joint initiative of two Special Interest Communities of the Association: the Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Geoscience & Engineering (WGE). We are happy to present this opportunity again in 2022 for all EAGE members.
|15 August 2022||Applications open|
|31 October 2022||Deadline for applications|
|November 2022||Matching and start of the mentoring|
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 – mentors and mentees – 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. The mentoring process is by nature flexible and dependent on the persons involved. There will be a scheduled kick-off meeting in the first month from the initialisation of the programme involving all the mentors, mentees and EAGE. This meeting will mainly consist of a presentation from EAGE showcasing general overview and related guidelines of the programme and will also serve as a platform for everyone to familiarize and introduce themselves. This will be followed by additional two progress meetings in month three & six, with a final closure meeting in month twelve. Therefore, we offer one complete 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 them as far as the objectives of the programme are fulfilled.
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 e.g.:
- 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 similar situation might be a great way to find your way forward!
- Are you interested in learning about a different path? you may opt to connect with a professional from another field.
- Or, 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 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
Please note that different time zone variations can play an important role during the matching process. EAGE takes no stand and rests completely on the agreement from the mentor or mentee side, or otherwise informed.
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 and agreed on by the matched participants. In addition, 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 2023, designated spaces will be available for mentors and mentees.
Who can apply
All EAGE members can apply. If you do not have membership in 2022 yet, here is a link to join/renew: https://www.eage.org/en/membership/join-or-renew
In all activities, we expect our members to adhere to the word and spirit of our 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 in order 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 topics are excluded from the scope of this mentoring programme: requests for employment, visa assistance and any requests made off with the goal of financial gain. Should you receive requests that are not relevant to the goals of the programme, please inform us. Questions and comments can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the Mentoring Programme, do not hesitate to contact us.