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Women in Science and Engineering Mentoring Program at UBC Okanagan

The Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship Program would like to ask for industry mentors for their innaguaral year running the program.  This is an exciting opportunity for industry to support our students as they develop their skills and prepare to work in industry. If you are interested in this opportunity, please read their invitation below:

We would like to invite you to participate in our new Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentoring Program.  Help us make a difference by supporting our students’ success! The mentoring program has been developed for our campus because these have been found to be successful in increasing the number of women entering scientific careers after graduation, as well as retaining and advancing more women in science-related careers, enhancing their overall job satisfaction, and increasing their earnings potential.

We plan to offer the mentoring program to our female undergraduate and graduate science students in the I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and in the School of Engineering. The mentoring program runs from mid-October to early April. The amount of time you commit to the mentoring program is determined by you and your mentees; however, we suggest that you connect with your mentees at least once a month (in person, by phone, over e-mail, or through Skype), and at minimum we need mentors to participate in three 2-hour sessions at the university in October, January and April (total 6 hours), and spend 15 to 20 minutes completing one telephone and two on-line surveys (total 1 hour). Please note that for the Professional Development workshop on January 25, we have invited a speaker from the Justice Institute of BC to talk about Negotiation Skills.

Please visit our website for more information about the mentoring program: http://wise.ok.ubc.ca/

While we will try to match general career interests of the mentors and mentees, this is not always possible; however, we feel that industry mentors are able to provide student mentees with valuable information and feedback regarding professional skills and conduct in the working world regardless of their careers.

The mentor application can be found at: http://wise.ok.ubc.ca/industry-mentors/application-for-mentors/

We would love to have your application in as soon as possible  so that we can begin matching our students with experienced professionals like you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail or phone the contacts below:

General Enquiries:
Dr. Trudy Kavanagh

WiSE Mentor Liaison, Engineering
Ms. Amy Jenkins Swan

WiSE Mentor Liaison, Science
Ms. Robin Whittall

Trudy Kavanagh
The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentoring Program Committee

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