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What is LifeWorks® E-mentoring?

LifeWorks® E-mentoring is a free e-mentoring program that helps high school and college students who are interested in behavioral and social science, biomedical science, dental and healthcare careers find a mentor. Mentors are professionals in these fields who volunteer to provide information, guidance, and support as students develop their careers. E-mentoring takes place by e-mails that are routed through a secured Internet Web site managed by the National Institutes of Health. All students and mentors must register at LifeWorks® E-mentoring Web site to participate in the e-mentoring program.

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Who can participate?

Currently, this program is restricted to students who are at least 16 years of age and attend school in the United States.

Undergraduate or graduate students, university professors, dental professionals, postdoctoral fellows, independent researchers, clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare personnel are invited to serve as e-mentors.

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What are the rules for using this service?

All students and mentors who participate in LifeWorks® E-mentoring agree to abide by the rules of service outlined in their respective conditions-of-service agreements. Agreements are found at the registration links provided.

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Which careers are represented?

Many professional careers in the behavioral, social and biomedical sciences, dental, healthcare and research fields are represented at LifeWorks® E-mentoring. The Menor Profiles page lists current registered mentors and their career descriptions.

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How do I sign up?

Students and mentors may participate at LifeWorks® E-mentoring by following the directions found at the registration links provided. Students must obtain consent by a parent or legal guardian.

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How do I change my registration information?

For security reasons, students and mentors must re-register at LifeWorks® E-mentoring if their personal registration information, such as e-mail address or workplace, changes.

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What if a problem comes up?

If you experience a problem with registration or with the use of this site, please contact the LifeWorks® E-mentoring Coordinator (ariasj@csr.nih.gov). Concerns that arise about appropriate student or mentor conduct should be brought to the immediate attention of the LifeWorks® E-mentoring Coordinator. Students should also notify their parents or guardian. The conditions-of-service agreements describe the appropriate behavior and student/mentor interactions permitted through this service.

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