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  1. I’m a doctoral student in the psychology department at the University of California, Riverside, and I'm conducting a paid study with PhD students on the job market this academic year (2016-17). Anyone over the age of 18 and on the job market this academic year is eligible to participate. Your advisor (typically your dissertation chair, but whoever you consider your primary advisor/mentor) will also be invited to participate in the study if you decide to participate. If you would like to participate in this study or would like more information, simply fill out the brief form available at this link: http://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5jtXRPvs96qznxj Thank you in advance for your help with our research! Komi German On behalf of Kate Sweeny, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of California, Riverside
  2. Were you on the job market this past year? We want to know about the role your faculty advisor played in your efforts to secure a position, with the ultimate goal of improving this stressful experience for others down the line. If you are a PhD student or postdoc who was on the job market during the 2015-2016 academic year and had an official faculty advisor for the duration of your doctoral training, then you are eligible to participate! Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of five $100 Amazon Gift Cards.* If you want to participate, click the link below to complete a 15-20 minute online survey about your experiences on the job market. Your responses will be anonymous, and the information you provide will inform research-based interventions to promote the well-being of individuals going through this experience. Please feel free to forward this post to anyone who is eligible to participate! http://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6FlyALn6JGsPULb -- Komi T. German Doctoral Student Department of Psychology University of California, Riverside http://www.katesweeny.com http://observelab.ucr.edu *Participation is not required for entry into the raffle. Email for entry.
  3. Please help me collect data for my dissertation on the effect of personality factors on doctoral students' initiation of mentoring relationships with faculty members. To be eligible you must be at least 18, and a doctoral student in a social science program who has been enrolled for at least two semesters. The survey takes about 10 minutes and at the end you may enter a raffle to win one of five $20 Starbucks gift card. To participate, please click on the link below. Thank you so much for your help!https://akron.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3PmlgyaJe2KQ061
  4. Is there a place on this site where it would be appropriate to invite doctoral students in the social sciences to participate in a research study on mentoring between doctoral students and faculty? Thank you, Natash
  5. Hello folks, Happy holidays! I am just wondering if anyone has any experience with mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters or another organization. That is something I would like to pursue. I enjoy learning about people (in this case, children and adolescents), spending time with them, and lending support to promote their growth. Indeed, building relationships with students and colleagues, nurturing growth (of the intellectual and professional kind, usually) is one of the primary reasons I've sought a career in academia. Mentoring a child/teenager is simply consistent with this goal. I'm specifically concerned about the qualifications needed to be effective. I'd like to believe that I have skills/resources/etc. that could be an asset to another human being and to the community at large, but there are plenty of people who would say otherwise. As much as I'm motivated to forge bonds with other people and extend support, I was never the brightest in class or easy to look at, and I didn't come from a wealthy family or go to elite schools. I also have a history of a stigmatized illness, and I'm anxious this may show up on my application. But it's possible that my mentee just wouldn't care about that. I guess I have this impression that Big Brothers and Sisters are model citizens--effortlessly perfect. But that can't be true, or is it? What would qualify one to be a "role model" short of perfection, whatever that means? The website for BBBS says that mentors are regular people, and that the only real qualification is a desire to positively impact a young person. I would like to believe that! In any case, if any of you would like to share your thoughts or anecdotes, I would love to hear what you think. Thanks very much, and all the best!