Growing Your Mentoring Network Initiative

The OPA would like to encourage incoming postdocs to begin growing their mentoring networks as soon as they start their positions. With this in mind, we have created an initiative to help postdocs track how much they grow their network over the first 9 months they are on our campus.


  1. Fill out the mentoring network map you received at orientation and send a copy via e-mail to Use the subject line Mentoring network initiative and label the file with your last name and the date that you filled it out.
  2. By May 31, 2020 send us a new version of the map that shows at least 6 new connections you have made. Please indicate in the brief form provided by the OPA how you met these new members of your network. You will need at least 6 out the 8 categories listed.
  3. A $50 Amazon card will be raffled among those who demonstrate that they have grown their network as indicated above.