Mentoring to promote geography: Society of Woman Geographers

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Ellen Hansen, Swetha Peteru, Nancy Torrieri


This session describes perspectives on mentoring as part of a student and career experience. Learning and advancing through mentoring has helped achieve success for members of the Society of Woman Geographers and members of other groups that support geography. Mentoring and other kinds of learning experiences can be sought to enhance one’s student experience and subsequent career path. Mentoring relationships may be created and nurtured in a variety of environments, and are not always easy to develop. Participants in this panel will discuss their own experiences with mentoring relationships, as students and faculty in higher education and as professionals in careers centered on teaching, working in government or the private sector. They will address SWG as an organization that focuses on the importance and value of mentoring, and the opportunities for developing and maintaining mentoring relationships.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Swetha Peteru Texas A&M University 20
Panelist Nancy Torrieri ERIMAX, Inc. 20
Panelist Judith Tyner California State Univ, Long Beach 20
Panelist Deborah Hann Emporia State University, Kansas 20

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