Early Career Professional Mentoring Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, July 25, 2019 (All day)
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Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Description: The AAEA Early Career Professional Mentoring workshop is aimed at professionals in research positions in applied economics in academic and non-academic careers. The workshop will consist of a one and a half day program, beginning directly after the 2019 AAEA meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on July 24 and ending by mid-day on July 25, 2019.

The workshop will provide mentoring on topics critical for professional success in research and teaching careers. These topics include effective strategies for management of research activity, including obtaining funding, timely completion of projects and publications; communicating in the classroom and with external stakeholders; networking; managing time and achieving work-life balance. The workshop will offer opportunities for mentees to interact in small groups with  mentors in their research area of interest and obtain specific feedback on a completed draft of a research paper as well as more general guidance on strategies for success in their career path.

Potential mentees interested in applying to participate in this workshop should provide a 250 word description of their motivations for participating and desired learning outcomes and list two broad research areas that describe the working paper they intend to submit for feedback at this workshop. Examples of research areas include International Trade and Development/Production Agriculture, Prices, Finance, and Farm Management/ Agribusiness/ Environment and Natural Resources/Consumer Choice and Behavioral Economics/Applied Research Methods/Community and Regional Economics/Other.

Applicants with less than five years in their first professional position will be preferred. Attendees must arrange their own travel and lodging and pay a fee of $85. 

For questions about the program please contact: Madhu Khanna at khanna1@illinois.edu. Applications should be submitted via email to info@aaea.org.

We are excited about the opportunity to offer this workshop to mentor early career professionals. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at the workshop.