Conference Mentor Program

AAS Conference Mentor Program

We are pleased to invite graduate students and early career scholars attending the AAS 2020 Annual Conference in Boston to participate in our new Conference Mentor Program. This program aims to build community within the AAS and serves as a vehicle for graduate students and early career scholars to experience professional development at the AAS conference. The program connects Asian Studies academics and professionals at varying levels of their careers with those in the early stages, allowing students, contingent faculty, and junior faculty to both build their professional networks and seek advice within a structured setting.

Conference Mentors are experienced scholars and professionals who have volunteered to meet with small groups of Mentees for a 90-minute discussion on a specific element of professional development. Click below to view all Mentors and their discussion topics, and to sign up for a mentorship session.

Mentorship sessions will take place at a designated area in the Exhibit Hall, located in the Hynes Convention Center, between 9:00am and 5:00pm on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.

As spots are limited, we ask that you practice professional courtesy and sign up for no more than two (2) mentorship sessions at this point, to ensure that everyone who wishes to participate will be able to do so. If seats remain available as the conference draws closer, we will allow Mentees to add additional sessions to their schedules.


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