Are you eager to support aspiring professionals, diversity, and inclusion efforts, or for another service opportunity? Or perhaps you are looking for an opportunity to gain some mentoring experience. Look no further!
Conferences provide unique mentoring opportunities as it allows you to mentor individuals outside of your institution, and possibly country. ISMAR is offering a conference-sponsored mentorship program to assist students in finding mentors, and to aid mentors in finding interested students.
Anybody can network and establish relationships with other attendees at the conference. However, sometimes making first contact can be daunting and it can be hard to find serious students. Participating as a mentor assures, you’ll make the strong connections necessary to foster mentorship. If the fit is right, and you are willing, this can also serve as an opportunity to meet a long-term mentee. This could provide additional opportunities for service and research.
There will be at least two mentor/mentee official meetings toward the beginning and end of the conference. At these large group gatherings, mentors will also meet with other mentees not directly assigned to them, and mentors involved in the program.
Graduate students, Post-Docs, Faculty, and industry professionals can sign up to be mentors.
Graduate students, post-docs, new industry professionals, and faculty can sign up to be mentors AND mentees. Mentee type preferences (i.e., grad student vs. undergrad) can be indicated in your application. We will try our best to accommodate mentor preferences and areas of interest. Finally, based on turnout, mentor relationships may be one-on-one, or in groups with other students sharing the same mentor. It will be up to each individual mentor to determine if they would like to have group meetings with all their mentees, or individual meetings.
Sign-ups are open junior/senior undergraduate students, graduate students, academic faculty, and industry professionals. The following considerations will influence matches:
Note: Under-represented or historically marginalized groups are especially encouraged to sign up.
Mentors will be required to:
To apply to be a mentor, please fill out the application form.
All identifiable information provided by applicants and sign-ups will be accessible only to members of the Student Volunteer Committee and Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility (IDA) Committee. This information will be used for selection purposes.
After September 10th, all data will be de-identified and anonymized by the Student Volunteer Committee, with identifying markers being destroyed (deleted). This anonymized data will then be used by the IDA Committee for planning future iterations of ISMAR. This anonymized data helps us understand how many applicants to plan for, what countries are underrepresented, the kinds of accessibility resources we need to provide, etc.
Applicants can request for data corrections or for removal of their data from the pool until September 10th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us through email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting and working with you!
The ISMAR 2022 Student Volunteer Chairs,
Zhongke Wu, Beijing Normal University, China
Alessandro Evangelista, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Xin Sun, Adobe, USA
Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore