Requirements and Time commitments: In this role we are typically looking for experienced researchers (10+ years). Typically they are Professors, Scientists in Labs, Scientists/Engineers working in STEM in Private Companies.Please refer to our Approach/Our Model page to understand the critical role a Guru plays in society.
One of the major roles of a Guru is to mentor Masters and PhD students to further their Research Careers or Industrial Careers at the same time provide them support with their academics. Each PhD student will be given a 10-Hour Coaching session from you spread over 5 months (One Call Each Fortnight). It is recommended that a Guru coaches at least 2-Students at one time. The Career Opportunities and Exposure of the students pursuing higher education is alarmingly low. This demotivates many students in pursuing STEM and has a trickle-down effect, which is critical to solve and can only be done by experienced STEM professionals.
The model is very similar to the ‘Tutor’ model that is prevalent in top universities such as the University of Cambridge. We understand this might be new to you, however full support will be provided by us in this endeavour and make this job much easier and very fulfilling. You will be surprised how giving what you feel is trivial is actually ‘Gold’ to the students you will mentor. So if you are on the fence or have any doubts please call us.
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Please do write to us if you think you are interested by completing this contact form. Please do write in the subject “Be a Guru”.