WiE MENTOR Program

Women in Engineering

CALLING ALL VITERBI UG WOMEN ENGINEERS – JOIN THE WIE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM TODAY!

We invite you to become a mentor or mentee with the Women in Engineering (WiE) MENTOR Program! Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available:

  • Mentor Application Deadline: August 14th, 2020
  • Mentee Application Deadline: August 25th, 2020
  • Mentee Orientation: Thursday August 27th, 2020
  • Mentor Orientation: Friday August 28th, 2020
  • Mentorship Program Launch: Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

The WiE MENTOR program pairs undergraduate first year and transfer female students with a female sophomore, junior, or senior student. The WiE MENTOR program aims to provide first year students with a source of support and guidance while helping to build community among all Viterbi women. WIE mentors will insp​ire students and help increase the retention of women in engineering.

Being a Mentor – Commitments

  1. Contact mentee(s) at least once a week. This can be an email, telephone call, text, coffee, or dinner
  2. Attend WiE MENTOR mentor orientation
  3. Attend WiE MENTOR Reveal and Reception on September 2nd
  4. Attend at least 2-3 WiE MENTOR group events per semester sponsored by the Women in Engineering office
  5. Enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions from first year students about classes, engineering majors, student organizations, research, internships, etc.

MENTORS APPLY HERE

Being a Mentee – Benefits

  1. Access to a resource, role model, and source of support
  2. Expand personal and professional networks
  3. Increase confidence, motivation, and self-awareness
  4. Opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and alumni

MENTEES APPLY HERE

Additional Benefits – Connect with Alumni!

By joining WiE MENTOR you will also join the new Viterbi Link online mentorship platform that will allow you as a mentor or mentee to connect with Viterbi alumni worldwide! Alumni will provide career, academic, and life advice over a few weeks, or engage in 30 minute flash mentoring sessions.

More information is available on the Women in Engineering Viterbi Link. https://usc.peoplegrove.com/hub/viterbi/program/wie-mentor-program/about

To register for Viterbi Link, please click here https://usc.peoplegrove.com/hub/viterbi/

For additional questions contact Monica De Los Santos at mdsantos@usc.edu or Isabel Bluml (ibluml@usc.edu) and Valeria Hernandez Echegraray (vhernnde@usc.edu), the directors of mentorship