Micro Mentoring Experience Program (MiME)
The micro mentoring experience (MiME) program is a new program sponsored by SPS, and aims to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and other society members that believe they can benefit from a short-time mentoring experience during ICIP. MiME aims to help first-time conference attendees navigate and find the events and technical sessions that could greatly benefit their conference experience. The program will also provide an opportunity for mid-career researchers to connect with more experienced ones and get helpful insights about career development and their research topics. For experienced researchers, this could be an interesting venue to find prospective students and new candidates for open positions.
To improve the program’s effectiveness, Mentors and Mentees are invited to participate in two meetings:
– Online call between mentors and mentees, that should take place up to two weeks before the start of the conference. In this online meeting, the mentees should describe what they expect to benefit from participating in the program. Mentors will advise the mentees of any actions they should take or material they should prepare prior to the conference start, including possibly registering for additional tutorials and/or social events.
– On the first day of the conference, mentors and mentees will be invited to join a breakfast event (free of charge) at the conference where they will have the opportunity to meet in person, learn more about the conference program and plan their attendance to the conference. This will also be an event with great opportunities for networking between different mentors and mentees.
To learn more about the application process and the MiME Program, visit: https://signalprocessingsociety.org/professional-development/micro-mentoring-experience-program