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Mentoring outside of research

Updated: May 8

There is a huge buy-in for mentoring from the corporate sector - why isn't this the same in the research field?

Many of you wanted to hear more about issues in research mentorship - let’s start with what’s available for non-research/academia mentorship. Guider, a mentoring software used by large companies such as Deloitte, Kantar and The Guardian, have collated a list of mentoring statistics from surveys targeted at individuals working in industry.

  • 71% of Fortune 500 companies have mentoring programmes

  • 79% of millennials see mentoring as crucial to their career success

  • Mentees are promoted 5 times more often than those without mentors

  • Mentoring programs boosted minority representation at the management level from 9% to 24%

Visit Guider’s article for more mentoring stats - the more you know, the more you’d wonder why this is not equally applicable to research:

How many universities have mentoring programmes? What can we do if we don’t know what our options are in research? Where can we find people to mentor and to be mentored by, specific to our fields of interest?

This is exactly why we started CABLE: to provide all the benefits of mentorship to undergraduates and postgraduates through a global research mentorship community. And you can be part of our mission - if you’re interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee in our next cohort (July to September 2022), please reach out today. You will make a difference 😊

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