FEATURE2 October 2017

Advice from above

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The MRS has launched its mentoring scheme, which pairs members with more senior mentors to help them navigate work and career issues. Jane Simms reports

Advice from above

“Getting free impartial advice and coaching from someone in the industry who you can learn from and be inspired by – what’s not to like?” That’s not the blurb on the MRS website about its new mentoring scheme, but the response of a mentee when asked why they got involved. Another said: “I was going through a really tumultuous time at work and needing guidance, when an email about the scheme popped into my inbox. It looked too good to be true, and I looked for the catch – but it’s proved to be the light at the end of the tunnel for me.”

The scheme matches members – who are looking for support and advice with their work, career and even work-life balance – with experienced senior professionals in the research sector who can help them to grow professionally and personally. It’s open to all MRS members as a free membership benefit, and mentees are paired up ...