WiE MENTOR ProgramWomen 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 inspire students and help increase the retention of women in engineering.
Being a Mentor – Commitments
- Contact mentee(s) at least once a week. This can be an email, telephone call, text, coffee, or dinner
- Attend WiE MENTOR mentor orientation
- Attend WiE MENTOR Reveal and Reception on September 2nd
- Attend at least 2-3 WiE MENTOR group events per semester sponsored by the Women in Engineering office
- Enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions from first year students about classes, engineering majors, student organizations, research, internships, etc.
Being a Mentee – Benefits
- Access to a resource, role model, and source of support
- Expand personal and professional networks
- Increase confidence, motivation, and self-awareness
- Opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and alumni
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Isabel Bluml (email@example.com) and Valeria Hernandez Echegraray (firstname.lastname@example.org), the directors of mentorship