I have been promoting and using this tool predominately as a mechanism to connect mentees with career mentors within our home department. Of course those who are interested in serving as career mentors must create specific text in both their "Narrative" and "Faculty Mentoring" fields of their profile. These paragraphs provide a rich source of information about mentors beyond whatever words appear in their publication titles, keywords, etc. For example, mentors can elect to disclose things about their personal life (e.g. sexual orientation, whether they have kids, hobbies, work-life balance issues, etc.).
I would love it if the "search by research topic function" could "deep-text" search from these two fields. Or perhaps there could be a separate search function if more feasible/viable?
It takes a team mentorship approach, so I believe this added functionality would increase the utility of the Profiles tool for mentees seeking adequate mentorship, especially to augment their research mentorship!
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