Mentorship Program

Everyone needs mentors -- people who guide us by advising, questioning, doubting, or supporting us as we progress through life. While this community was founded primarily to help students figure out how to define and achieve their career goals by meeting mentors other than their faculty advisors, we're happy to advise anyone whose interest is in the interaction of light with matter.

Read more about the many benefits of mentorship.

Mentorship Resources

Speed Mentoring Events

Pittcon 2020 in Chicago, IL

Thursday, March 5, 2020

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

McCormick Place Convention Center, Room W185D

The Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy are once again hosting a speed mentoring event - this time at Pittcon 2020! This will be a fun, fast-paced event where you can interact one-on-one with other scientists from various industries, academia, and government labs in order to potentially form a mentor/mentee relationship and expand your professional network. Registration is free. Please register either as a Mentor or a Mentee.

For questions or ideas please email:

Mentorship Directory

To sign up for mentorship program emails via your Coblentz member profile and be tagged in the directory as a membership program:

  • Log into the membership portal at
  • Click your name at the top of the page
  • Click Edit Profile and scroll down to the mentorship questions. Answering these will allow you to be found in the membership directory (use the advanced search to find mentorship program participants).

Mentorship Forum

Coblentz has a mentorship forum for asking questions and discussing mentorship issues on the member portal.

LinkedIn Community

A great place to connect with others and get help is LinkedIn.

Coblentz group on LinkedIn

CG Scholar Mentorship Site

There is also a mentorship portal for SAS and Coblentz at Common Ground Scholar

Here are instructions for accessing CG Scholar.

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