REBECA Mentoring TOP IV

 

 

SHARING AND LEARNING

Have your ever received an inspiring not-so-expected piece of advice that at some point could change your life?

 

REBECA aims at putting in touch 40 early stage researchers with an interest in exploring new career options with highly skilled professionals working beyond academia, in order to structure an inspiring and fruitful relationship between them that will support these researchers in their professional career and personal growth.

Researchers professional lifes are versatile and diverse. Their competences and skills are extremely valuable in many different jobs and sectors. REBECA wants to facilitate young researchers reflect about their options beyond academia.

REBECA´S KEY ELEMENTS

  • GOALS:
    • Support young researchers in their reflection about their career goals
    • Facilitate intergenerational and intersectoral networking of science professionals
  • VIRTUAL
    • The training and the mentor/mentee meetings will be organized virtually and will be offered in English. Since most mentors will be based in Spain, the mentor/mentee meetings are expected to be mainly conducted in Spanish
  • VOLUNTARY
    • We aim at creating altruistic personal connections
  • 6 MONTHS PROGRAMME
    • Mentors will have a 2 hours virtual training
    • Mentors and mentees are expected to meet at least 6 times.
  • TOPICS recommended to address include:
    • Professional career aspirations
    • Career development needs for moving beyond academia
    • Key soft skills
    • Academia-Business engagement
    • Gender issues
    • How to network
    • Mentees will also be offered with several online trainings related to alternative careers for researchers

CALENDAR

 

  • Identification and selection of mentors
  • Public call for researchers interested in the programme.

The application phase ended up in May 15th. Learn more about it at: https://www.euraxess.es/spain/news/application-phase-mentoring-programme-researchers-beyond-academia-rebeca-ends.

 

 

 

WHAT KIND OF MENTORS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Are you a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), social science or humanities professional working in industry, government, third sector, etc.?
  • Do you have a science or technology related job outside academic research?
  • We are open about the area you are working on. For us, the important thing is to put researchers in contact with other professionals working in non-academic positions. The more diverse the connections we achieve, the better.
  • Some background knowledge on research academic careers is not essential, but would be welcomed.

SOME GOOD REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMME

  • Would you like to learn how to be a mentor and how that role can support younger professionals?
  • Did you have a mentor yourself and you feel you could be a good one?
  • Would you like to network with early stage research professionals with different views and knowledge?
  • We especially encourage women to participate in the programme!

WHAT KIND OF RESEARCHERS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Are you a PhD candidate, or have recently received your PhD, and you are thinking about your next career step beyond academia?
  • Do you feel you don´t have enough knowledge about your career options beyond academia?
  • We especially encourage women to participate in the programme!

SOME GOOD REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMME

  • Would you like to get to know highly skilled professionals and discuss with them what your aspirations are, and what would be the necessary steps to achieve them?
  • Would you like to empower yourself for your next career move?
 
You can download REBECA flyers in English (455.04 KB) and in Spanish (526.23 KB)

 

 

The application phase is now closed and we are currently evaluating the candidates.
 

 

Acknowledgements:
EURAXESS Spain would like to thank the following organizations for sharing their knowledge and expertise in mentoring during the planning of REBECA