Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Career Mentoring Workshop



The Career Mentoring Workshop (CaMeW) is a 3-day workshop for women entering their final year in graduate school in mathematics.

This year's workshop will be held at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, June 6-8, 2016. Thanks to the Rhonda Hughes and Sylvia Bozeman EDGE Foundation and Wheaton College for their generous support.  We are excited to be holding the 6th CaMeW workshop.

The Career Mentoring Workshop aims to educate women on the academic job search process in a setting that allows them to form relationships with other women in mathematics. The goals of this conference are for each participant to leave the workshops with a good understanding of the process of establishing an academic career and mentors on whom she can call over the next year as well as a group of peers from across the nation who can provide additional support.

Fifteen participants will be invited to this summer's workshop. Faculty members from various academic institutions will mentor participants throughout the workshop. The mentors will be a mix of junior women who have recently finished their own PhDs and who now work in academia as well as more senior women who have been working in academia and seen the job search from both sides. These women will share their experiences of finishing their degrees, navigating the job search and establishing successful academic careers in a variety of institutions.

The key components of the workshop are:

  • Presentations by mathematics faculty on topics such as balancing finishing the dissertation with the job search, deciphering job ads,  preparing application materials and interviewing
  • Working session on application materials during which participants will receive detailed feedback on their own materials
  • Mathematical talks by participants on their dissertation research
  • Interaction with junior and senior mathematics faculty
  • A keynote address by a female mathematician

Women from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

To see the schedule from a previous workshop, click here.

For a list of past participants of CaMeW, click here.

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