The WHPC Mentorship program is a six-month semester long commitment. We understand that faculty and staff are very busy and have very limited availability. We suggest that the mentor dedicate 2-3 hours per month to meeting and engaging with the student mentee.
Note: mentor/mentees may decide to increase the number of mentorship hours per month and/or extend their mentorship relationship beyond the first six months.
Mentors are sought in the following disciplines:
- Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Computational Chemistry
- Computers Graphics and Visualization
- Earth Sciences
- Electrical Engineering
- Statistical Analysis
Benefit to Mentors
As a mentor, you will help support the advancement of women in technology by:
Providing valuable professional advice and resources that will benefit mentees which might include:
- sharing expertise in your specific research domain/discipline.
- sharing personal experiences and advice that might benefit your student mentee.
- encouraging students to stay abreast of scholarly literature and cutting-edge ideas in their field.
- Encouraging the open exchange of ideas.
- Facilitating networking opportunities with other faculty or professionals on campus or within the broader research community as appropriate.
Providing career advice and support in the form of:
- positive and constructive feedback on student CVs.
- positive and constructive feedback on job, scholarship, or fellowship applications.
- letters of recommendation as appropriate.
Benefit to Student Mentees
The WHPC mentorship program will provide the following benefits to student mentees:
- Professional development opportunities
- Networking opportunities
- Keeping skills current
- Discover different research fields, areas of interest, organizations and opportunities
- Exchanging of ideas
How to apply to become a Mentee
Faculty or staff interested in becoming a mentor or potential student mentees should email WHPC Info. A WHPC staff member will follow up and work to match a mentor and mentee in specific disciplines or areas of research.