Industrial Mentoring Program

A mentorship program designed for junior and senior multicultural students in engineering.  This program includes pairing our engineering industry partners with our multicultural upperclassmen students.  The first cohort of the program consisted of 20 mentors and 20 mentees.  A luncheon is hosted in the beginning of the semester to kick off the program.  Following the luncheon, mentor and mentee schedule additional times to meet on their own throughout the semester. Participants have shared the following experiences: reviewing resumes, touring facilities, and networking opportunities with colleagues, among others.

Purpose:

  • To connect upperclassmen students of color in engineering with industry partners. To assist in the transition of students graduating and entering the workforce with a stronger understanding of professional expectations.

Outcomes:

  • Students will engage in a mentorship with engineering industry partners.
  • Students will obtain advice and recommendations as they prepare for the workforce post-graduation.
  • Students will have their resume reviewed by the mentor.
  • Students will receive an opportunity to tour engineering facilities hosted by their mentor.

Topics:

  • How does the workforce differ from being a college student?
  • What is it like being a person of color in engineering?
  • Does my resume say I am ready to apply for jobs?

Next Meeting:

SPRING 2018; to be announced

 

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LEAD Learning Community Activities

FALL
Study Tables
2nd Floor Marston Hall
6-8pm Sunday thru Thursday
*facilitated by peer mentors and student organizations

LEAD Learning Community Seminar
Fridays, Fall 2017
2:10-3pm

Fridays, Spring 2018
1:10-3pm