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Professional Mentoring Program

“Mentorship is a professional, working alliance in which individuals work together over time to support the personal and professional growth, development, and success of the relational partners through the provision of career and psychosocial support.”

-National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2019. 

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM) is proud to announce the launch of a mentoring program designed to engage undergraduate students with STEM industry professionals. Our goal is to connect mentor’s representative of the wide range of professions and companies from our region with student mentees. Volunteer mentors serve as coaches to develop the talent of our diverse students in expanding their networks and maximize their readiness to meet their STEM career goals.

Our goal is to launch the program in Fall 2021. We are currently gathering information from potential student mentees and professional mentors.

  • If you are currently a junior (60-89 units completed) or senior (+90 units)CSTEM student, we are interested in gaining your opinion about your expectations of a mentoring program.
  • If you are professional at any level of a STEM (or STEM-related) career, we invite you to tell us about your feedback and interest in the mentoring program.

Program Expectations and Launch Timeline (Year 1):

Year 1 Timeline



Design program elements including goals, required and optional activities

March-June 2021

Develop list of interested mentors and mentees      

March-May 2021

Open applications for mentors and mentees

May 2021

Match mentors and mentees

August 2021

Kick-off Reception

September 2021

Monthly meetings (scheduled individually)

September 2021-March 2022

Wrap-up Meeting

April 2022