Women in STEM Mentorship Program
The Women in STEM Mentorship Program provides University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate STEM students an opportunity to learn from the valuable experiences and wisdom of STEM professionals, faculty, and staff. The program takes a holistic approach to the mentorship process valuing not only a student’s STEM experiences, but also their entire background and identity as a whole. This program aims to create diverse, inclusive, and supportive mentoring relationships that foster the retention and success of women in STEM.
Program Structure: University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate student (mentees) are matched with faculty, staff, and industry associates (mentors) based on their goals, career interests, and background. The mentor/mentee pairs meet once a month at their convenience to have conversations regarding their STEM trajectory. These conversations could include discussions about research, coursework, life post-graduation, how to navigate their respective fields, as well as looking for opportunities for career development. The program provides a platform for networking and fostering community between women in STEM at the University of Arizona.
This program is coordinated by the Women in STEM Student Council and Women in Science and Engineering Program. Applications for the 2020-21 Academic Year are now closed.
To assess and improve the effectiveness of this program and its curriculum, we ask that participants complete a short survey after each meeting.