We understand that often walking up to senior members of the conservation community can be intimidating and so we wanted to create an event to help you meet them and give them an opportunity to get to know tomorrow’s conservation leaders, you. So SCCS–Bengaluru has organised the SCCS Mentoring Dinners, an informal event where individual mentors share a meal with a group of four students at the conference.
If you are a registered participant, you now have an opportunity to interact with experts/faculty in a relaxed manner over dinner during which you can ask questions, make a pitch, make connections, or simply interact with your academic and conservation heroes.
Over 40 senior experts from various conservation related fields have been enlisted to spend an evening to be available and converse with you. There are 90 slots open to student participants. If you wish to avail one of those slots please follow the application process and guidelines provided below.
Application Guidelines: Please read carefully
Fill out the form completely.
A list of mentors and links to their bios are provided in the form. Please read carefully.
Please pick at least 3 mentors based on your area of interest. Please note this has to be in the order of your preference. You can pick up to five mentors.
You need to let us know in advance at least one question you would like to ask the mentor, please think about it carefully. This is the basis on which we select candidates.
Each person is allowed only one application.
Selected candidates get one slot each and no more than one.
Selected candidates can only dine with one mentor.
If your application is successful, we will make every effort to match you with your first choice of mentor, if that is not possible, then we move on your second choice, then the third and so on.
Please make sure you spend time thinking about your choices. Requests for swaps, reallocation, change of mentor, change of prioritisation, change of questions, or updating of applications will strictly NOT be entertained.
If your application is successful, we will get in touch with you via email.