Speed mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows trainees and early career faculty to meet multiple mentors in a short time. Have you ever wished you could have ten minutes for advice or conversation with an experienced researcher outside your immediate circle of mentors? This is a great way to arrange that opportunity. We host speed mentoring at our institution and at the national Translational Science conference. One hour with five separate conversations is a practical format.
Speed Dating: An Easy Way to Get Some Sex or a Girlfriend
Having a smart arsenal of great speed dating questions is essential to mastering the art of speed dating. And yes, speed dating is an art form. You ever get tired of the time and energy it takes to find a good date? First dates require an enormous up front investment of time, energy, and money. The traditional dating process usually exhausts most people.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time. Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events. Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event. At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date. At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.