STEM Pipeline Mentorship Program 2017-2018 Workshops
WISE launched the STEM Pipeline Mentorship Program in 2015 as a way to support young women pursuing STEM fields and careers through a peer and near-peer group mentoring structure. This program is generously funded by the UA Commission on the Status of Women.
The Pipeline Mentorship Program application is located at https://goo.gl/forms/VXRRVVKfPeETkFj03
September 12: Goal Setting for Academic and Personal Success
To kick off the academic year, our first workshop will focus on goal setting. We’ll talk about goal-setting strategies and approaches and small and large group discussions will focus on sharing strategies for achieving our goals and ways to make the best of the times when we don’t quite achieve our goals.
October 10: STEM Majors and Career Possibilities Panel
What different STEM majors and graduate programs are available at the UA? How do different majors prepare you to enter different careers? Answering these questions is the focus of this panel discussion. The panel will be composed of members of the mentorship program, UA faculty and researchers, and local STEM professionals. In addition to talking about direct links between STEM majors and particular careers, panelists will also be asked to reflect on how possible it is to transition between STEM fields.
November 7: Being Empowered and Asking for Help
What are some different campus and off-campus resources for when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Discussions will include how to deal with mental health, stress, and overall wellness. Panel representatives will include a variety of organizations offering services and advice.
December 5: Self-Empowerment Strategies
Learn about a variety of ways to feel empowered on your own as you face challenging situations. What are ways to deal with conflict and self-defeating language?
January 16: Networking and Mentorship for Professional Success
What is a mentor? Why do I need one? How do I find one and maintain a relationship with a mentor? This workshop provides information on how to sustain great mentoring relationships. As we discuss mentoring, we’ll connect it with networking. In order to find a mentor, you have to have a strong network to help you find one. Join us as we demystify the challenges of networking.
February 13: Finding and Making the Most of Research Opportunities
This workshop will focus on both 1) strategies for finding research opportunities at different points in your academic journey and 2) how to make the most of research experiences. From approaching professors to ask about participating in their research to applying for competitive summer research programs, this workshop will give you an overview of various opportunities that exist at the UA and elsewhere. Members of the mentorship program who have experience seeking out and participating in various research programs.
March 13: Making Connections and Getting a Job
This workshop will focus on selling yourself on paper and in person. We’ll discuss the dos and don’t of resume and CV writing, how to stand out in an in-person or telephone interview, and how to make the most of networking opportunities.
April 17: Negotiating Challenging Situations and Becoming a STEM Leader
Sexual harassment, microaggressions, and imposter syndrome are just some of the challenges that women and other underrepresented groups in STEM fields frequently face. In this workshop, we’ll discuss these challenges and strategies for dealing with them, as well as how you can become a leader in your STEM community and help foster the development of a welcoming and inclusive environment.
April 25: Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet – (a fantastic event and also a make-up opportunity if you’ve missed any sessions!)