Mentoring for Climatematch Academy
If you have several years of experience working in any climate-related discipline, including industry, academia, government, non-profits, journalism, and science communication, please consider becoming a mentor for Climatematch Academy 2023! Our unique course reaches enthusiastic students from all over the world, most of whom cannot afford to attend traditional programs.
Mentoring sessions will take place virtually on July 21, 24, 25, and 26 and will be relatively low-commitment because you will not need to prepare anything. Nonetheless, your advice will be extremely valuable to our students as they discover their interests and potential in climate-related career sectors!
Mentors will visit groups of 4-6 students to speak about their professional path, share career advice, and provide a networking opportunity. Mentoring sessions will span all time zones and will last 45-60 minutes per student group. The minimum time commitment is therefore ~1 hour, but mentors are encouraged to sign-up for meetings with several student groups if their schedules allow.
We also encourage meetings with our teaching assistants after the course has ended. Our collective effort to teach and mentor these budding scientists will pay off in the long-term: their positive experience at Climatematch Academy will inspire them to consider careers in climate science and make an impact in their local communities.
Please check back at the end of March for information on how to apply.