The WISE Mentorship Program is a way for undergraduate students in science and engineering to connect with committed and passionate mentors who are knowledgeable and experienced in their field. The goal of the program is to help students with their professional and personal development, and introduce them to new people, ideas, and inspirations.
Making the right match is critical for engaging both students and mentors in a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences.
Before the start of the program, every participating student and mentor will fill out a questionnaire, gauging their availability, interests, set of experiences and field of study/work. Based on this information, each student will be paired up with the mentor whose profile best matches theirs, and is the most suitable for answering their questions.
Meet and Greet
An initial Meet and Greet event will be held for all students and mentors. This is an opportunity for students to get acquainted with their matched mentor and to also meet fellow participating students.
All students will participate in workshops that will help them better formulate their goals, begin thinking about their plans beyond graduation, and understand the challenges they will need to overcome.
Both mentors and mentees will also be provided with guidelines to help generate an organic discussion, and allow students to take full advantage of their time with their mentor.
The WISE Mentorship Program is based on mentorship values of mutual respect, clear expectations, and willingness to be vulnerable and honest. It is not solely a networking opportunity, but a chance for students to receive motivation, support, and perspective from their mentors.