Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Mentoring and PD Opportunities

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: AERA Division C Graduate Student Seminar

Plans are underway for the 2024 Division C Graduate Student Seminar (GSS), which will be held in person on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 and Thursday, April 11, 2024 prior to the AERA Annual Meeting (April 11-14, 2024) in Philadelphia, PA. 

This year, Dr. Lauren Mims (New York University), Dr. Miray Seward (The Search Institute), and Dr. Addison Duane (Innovations for Youth – University of California, Berkeley) are serving as chairs.

The objective of the GSS is to provide graduate students who are members of AERA Division C with an opportunity to (a) network with peers; (b) receive mentoring and advice from a diverse group of Division C affiliated scholars; and (c) begin developing professional relationships with current and future leaders within the field. The seminar is intended for advanced-level doctoral students who are approaching or are in the dissertation phase of their programs. We encourage students who plan to graduate in 2024 or 2025 to apply, and students who have begun working on their dissertation proposal defense will be given priority.

As part of the seminar, students will: 1) receive one-on-one mentoring from scholars with similar interests; 2) participate in opportunities for manuscript and CV feedback from their mentor; 3) discuss early- career issues such as job search and application strategies, work-life balance, and developing a scholarly identity; 4) explore strategies for teaching undergraduate and graduate students; and 5) engage in panel discussions on research and

Students interested in participating in the GSS should submit an application by 5:00pm on January 31 2024. Application materials must be submitted online at: AERA Division C GSS Application (URL:

Upcoming Division C Mid-Career Mentoring Session

Dear Colleagues,

As part of our  C mentoring programs we are pleased to announce a virtual mid-career mentoring session on January 29, 2024 from 7:00-8:30 EST. Although this is targeted for mid-career scholars, all are welcome! The zoom information is found below.

The session will commence with some of our esteemed  fellows as hosts of a panel to discuss insights into the move from Associate Professor to Full Professor. The panel will be followed by breakout sessions for Q and A and further discussion.

While the intent of this session is to specifically support mid-career faculty, all are welcome and we hope that some of our more senior members will participate in the breakout sessions and lend their voices to this important topic.


Rayne Sperling and Doug Lombardi

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Topic:   C Mentoring Session

Time: Jan 29, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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