Mentorship Opportunities at SMB2021

Pre-Conference Early Career Workshop


June 13, 2021

Who can participate?

Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty attending the annual meeting.


Free with annual meeting registration.


The 1 day mentoring program will take place the day before the Annual Meeting commences. This workshop will consist of panels, talks, and discussions aimed at topics required to be successful as a researcher and securing employment.


Mentorship Program


Primarily June 13-17, 2021 throughout the SMB 2021 Annual Meeting, though initial contact may occur before the start of the conference.

Who can participate?

Anyone attending the annual meeting! You can participate as a mentor, a mentee, or both! Suitable matches between mentees and mentors will be based on research interests and/or special requests (indicated on the registration form).


Free with annual meeting registration


  • Mentors introduce mentees to their colleagues to help the mentee establish a professional network;

  • Mentors and mentees spend a lunch or dinner together discussing the mentees’ educational and/or career objectives;

  • Mentors share their career experience with their mentees;

  • Mentors attend the (poster or lecture) presentation of the mentee and provide constructive feedback;

  • Mentors spend some time explaining how conference presentations relate to each other, or how they fit into ‘the bigger picture’.

Want more information?

See the official SMB Mentorship Program page here.