Become a Mentor or Mentee

Have you ever asked yourself:

  • How do I switch careers from one sector to another, for example, from academia to business or from business to government?
  • What are some leading approaches for assessing multiple stressors?
  • How can I develop a strong publishing record?

If you are a explorer and full members and are looking for career advice, need technical scientific guidance, or if you want to give back to the community that helped build your career, consider participating in the SETAC Mentoring Program. It allows you to share knowledge and expertise as a mentor while also gaining valuable insights and guidance as a mentee, fostering mutual growth and development.

How to Get Started

You can also follow these step-by-step instructions to get started. The guide encompasses three sections: General tips (steps 0–9), become a mentor (steps 10–15) and find a mentor (steps 16–21).

Illustration of mentor and mentee talking to each other

How to Develop the Mentor–Mentee Relationship

When a mentor and a mentee decide to work together towards a specific goal (perhaps through a career transition or while you acquire a special skill), the mentoring handbook can provide some basic guidance to help guide a mentor–mentee relationship to achieve mutually agreed upon goals, in a mutually agreed upon time frame. 


SETAC’role is to facilitate this program; as such, the Mentoring Program is entirely voluntary, both on the part of mentors and mentees so that any participant can withdraw at any time with no consequence.

As with any SETAC program, participants must comply with all SETAC policies, including the Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics