MPSA Mentoring Programs

MPSA Academic Year Mentoring

MPSA staff will match one mentee with each mentor based on the information provided by both parties. In late-March 2017, both parties will receive a notification containing name(s), contact information, and brief biographical sketches. Mentees will be asked to contact mentors within one week to establish contact. If selected for this program, mentees will work remotely (phone calls or via Skype/Google Hangouts, etc.) with faculty in a structured format over the 2017-2018 academic year. Total commitment is approximately 10 total hours.  Please note that conference participation is not required to participate in the Academic Year Mentoring Program.

MPSA staff will review mentee candidate applications and place with appropriate mentors as available. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

  • Looking for a mentor? The application period closed March 22, 2017.  Please watch for additional information on 2018-2019 in late 2017.
  • Interested in volunteering as a mentor? Our application period for the 2017-2018 cohort closed March 10, 2017. Please watch for additional information on 2018-2019 in late 2017.


MPSA Mentoring Reception at Annual Conference 

Mentors will guide conversations with no more than four mentees to discuss current research and professional aspirations. The Mentoring Reception will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 6:30 - 7:30pm at the Palmer House Hilton. Potential mentees are encouraged to sign up online for specific mentors as availability exists. Notifications containing mentee name(s), contact information, and research question/conversation topic will be provided to mentors the week of March 20, 2017. Shortly after, each participant will receive a message of introduction to others participating in the small group mentoring session. 

  • The deadline for mentee RSVPs has passed.