Many Women In Bio members are passionate about supporting the next generation of women in the sciences as they complete graduate school and postdoctoral fellowships and embark on their careers. The MAPs (Mentors, Advisors, and Peers)-University outreach programs bring together current graduate students and postdocs with WIB members in an informal setting at local universities. WIB members are encouraged to discuss career related topics and are invited to speak at as many or as few monthly meetings as they choose.
Topics have included:
- Networking 101
- writing a resume
- academia in a small college vs. research university
- non-research based careers for PhDs
- volunteering in your chosen profession
- winding career paths
- the importance of a work-life balance
How can I get involved in a MAPs-University Group?
If you are interested in speaking at or attending in a MAPs-University Group, please fill out the appropriate questionnaire for your location:
Pittsburgh *Please note our Pittsburgh Chapter is currently focusing on our 1on1 Mentoring Program. Please click here for more information.
If you don’t see your chapter on the list above and are interested in starting a MAPs-University program in your chapter, please email us MAPGroup@womeninbio.org.
I have additional questions...
The WIB MAPs Committee is available to answer questions and assist with challenges, so please contact us at MAPGroup@womeninbio.org.