RACI 2022 Mentoring Program Information Session
Applications are now open for the 2022 Mentoring Program which runs for the 2022 calendar year. Applications close 14 November 2021. Register here.
If you are considering taking part, join this free information session for more details.
The RACI Careers Development Program has been established as a national initiative to support and encourage the next generation of scientists, and to demonstrate the long-term value of membership of their professional society. Every year, we provide careers outreach for many hundreds of young scientists nationally.
The RACI Mentoring Program extends from here to provide one-on-one guidance and support for young scientists keen to develop industrial / commercial and Government careers. (Academic careers are already well catered to within university systems).
We take both undergraduate and postgraduate students (preferably in their penultimate year of study at the time of application), as well as early career chemists in the first three years of their career. These come from a wide range of disciplines, from chemistry majors to forensics, nanomaterials, medicinal and biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry and more.
We then match each mentee with a mentor in their field of interest: to develop their career readiness, to build the skills to go out and find great jobs quickly, and to build their critical professional network that will support them throughout their early careers. Historically, around 90% of our active student mentees graduate with a job waiting for them.
Recruitment is open for the 2022 Mentoring Program. This information session is a chance for any interested student, early career chemist or potential mentor to have a chat with Dave Sammut, founder and coordinator of the program, to learn more about participation.