Information on EAA mentoring program

General information
The goal of the mentoring program is to establish long-term links between early career acousticians and experienced seniors in order to consolidate the coherence of the EAA and establish bridges between the generations: senior-junior bridges.

More and updated information is on the website:

·         This is a volunteering activity.

·         Mentoring pairs are

o   preferably trans-national.

o   1-on-1 pairings.

·         During EAA conferences, mentoring meetups will be organized by the YAN to enrich the mentoring connections.

·         Organization and content within the mentoring pairs are highly individual.

·         We recommend continuous (online) meeting in the first year with intervals of max. two months between meetings to establish and strengthen the mentoring connection.

Registration procedure (will start on March 1st, 2023)
Mentors/ seniors

The Mentors/ Seniors apply by sending an email to providing the following information:

  • Subject: “Mentors’ application for EAA mentoring program”
  • Name
  • Email
  • Short CV (5-10 lines)
  • Specialties/ Technical topics
Mentees/ juniors

The Mentees/ Juniors apply by filling out and sending the PDF form (download it here: to with the subject “Mentees’ application for EAA mentoring program”


Matching periods (every year):

  • Winter period: October 1st – 15th
  • Summer period: May 1st – 15th

Registration deadline to the mentoring program before the matching period:

  • Winter period: September 20th
  • Summer period: April 20th

Registration to conference events, specifically FA2023 (In-person kick-off/ evaluation): Forum Acusticum 2023: August 31st (via the conference registration system)

Conference activities
·         Mentoring in-person kick-off (organized by YAN)

o   Intro + Summary from previous year’s participants

o   Information (How Tos/ examples)

o   (if available) Evaluation of the mentoring program

o   Get-to-know/ Meet-up

·          Evaluation starts after the first year (1 month before the next EAA conference) via a questionnaire (evaluation via YAN, distributed and collected by EAA permanent secretary)

·          Proposed individual meetups

    • Meetup for lunch
    • Meetup for poster sessions and walk around
    • Join technical tours together
    • +1 & +1 meetup (senior brings another senior & junior brings another junior)
Duties of mentors/ seniors
·         Discuss with juniors about the profession

·         Give human and career advices (no liability)

·         Give technical advices (if requested)

·         Promote EAA products

·         Participate to mentoring meetups organized during EAA conferences (when participating to the conference)

Duties of mentees/ juniors
·         Initiate contacting the mentor and proposed possible dates for next meetings

·         Prepare for each meeting: e.g., sending questions in forehand, have report ready if where tasks were defined in the previous meeting

·         Participate to mentoring meetups organized during EAA conferences (when participating to the conference).

·         Do not expect the mentor to be a “door-opener” or similar.

For further questions, you can contact us via mail at (YAN) or (EAA office) or reach out to us via Discord (