Mentoring Programs and Resources

Mentoring connects students and early-career physicists with experienced professionals, to aid in career exploration, skill development, and networking, to aid their academic journey and career prospects.

Mentoring resources

APS mentoring programs bring students and early-career physicists together with experienced professionals create mutually-fulfilling connections in the physics community.

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NMC provides mentoring and resources for historically underrepresented physics undergrads and graduate students.

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Career Mentoring Fellows serve as mentors to students and early-career scientists, helping them build strong connections in the physics community.

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IMPact connects students and early career-physicists with physicists working in industry.

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A facilitation guide to help physics researchers improve their mentoring skills, and to improve research experiences for the next generation.

Mentoring news and updates

Read about how mentoring has helped others in pursuing careers in careers.


Use these case studies to explore how effective mentoring fosters growth and promotes professional development through supportive relationships and environments.

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A guide to the breadth of opportunities for physics graduates in industry, national labs, and beyond — including guidance to land those jobs.

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APS supports physicists and other scientists from the beginning of their education to every stage of their careers.

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