Chair: Diana Maties
The mentoring committee is focused on fostering relationships between individuals who have questions or needs regarding the GIS profession, and individuals who have the knowledge or skills to answer those questions. Entering into a profession is a difficult task in itself and the goal of this mentoring program is to provide individuals with an invaluable asset, which are people that have the knowledge, experience, and skills that can become their go-to person.
This committee is responsible for creating a website that hosts this mentoring program, developing resource materials that help mentors and mentees in this process, and coming up with innovative ways to make this mentoring program a success. If you have ever wanted to mentor someone, have questions about career paths or resume development, have experience with developing or hosting a website, or simply want to be part of a group focused on connecting people, this is the place for you!
If you are interesting in joining this committee or have any questions please contact Diana Maties (email@example.com).
Chair: Ashley Hitt
This committee is responsible for outreach to university students in geospatial fields and developing programs/events to support students in their academic work and their transition into young professionals. The main objectives of this group are to attract student members to URISA and to cultivate university relationships.
The committee meets via conference call on the second Tuesday of each month at 3 PM Eastern. Please contact Ashley Hitt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this committee.
Chair: Rachel Kornak
This committee maintains and promotes the EmergingGISLeaders.org website, a grassroots effort to intersect, empower, and engage aspiring GIS professionals. The site provides links to professional development resources, tips to get connected, and a platform for young and new professionals to share ideas.
Committee members can create new resources for young or new GIS professionals, research existing resources and summarize their value and potential applications, or contribute content for the EGL blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube sites. They can also participate in or host web hangouts, manage a particular initiative such as the EGL reading group, help with outreach and promotional activities, or recruit young professionals to contribute example career pathways, GIS portfolios, resumes, and model social media profiles.