WiE MENTOR Program

Women in Engineering

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

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We invite you to become a mentor or mentee with the Women in Engineering (WiE) MENTOR Program! Applications for the 2023-2023 academic year is available:

  • Mentor Application Deadline: August 14th, 2020
  • Mentee Application Deadline: September 9th, 2022
  • Mentor Orientation (mandatory for mentors): Tuesday September 13th, 2022 at 5pm in RTH109 and on Zoom (link to be sent)
  • Mentorship Program Launch: Wednesday September 15th, 2022 at 5pm in the E-Quad!

The WiE MENTOR program pairs female undergraduates with more senior female students. The program aims to provide 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 15th
  4. Attend at least 2 WiE events per semester
  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 Marella Schammel at schammel@usc.edu, the Director of Mentorship.

Published on September 8th, 2020

Last updated on August 31st, 2022