The GradSWE Mentor/Mentee Program is an opportunity for junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students majoring in the STEM fields to network with each other through discussion, socials, and shared experiences.
SWE will provide topics for the mentees and mentors to discuss. A minimum of (4) meetings will be required (time and place will be up to the discretion of the participants), and SWE will organize a social event for those who successfully complete the program!
Graduate Students - Why be a mentor?
This program provides a leadership opportunity for you to share your experiences and help guide undergraduates as they establish and work toward their career aspirations and decide whether or not graduate school is right for them.
Juniors and Seniors - Why be a mentee?
Wondering if graduate school is for you? As a mentee, you will have the chance to interact with graduate students with diverse school and work backgrounds that have chosen graduate school to help achieve their career goals.
You select your mentor from MentorNet's recommendations. Mentoring is one-on-one – you send only one invitation at a time and are matched with only one mentor. Pairs choose how to communicate – email, video, phone, text – whatever works for them.
Pairs receive weekly discussion topics designed to support your success in completing a STEM degree. Our topics help to start conversations that lead to meaningful interactions.
Your perspective is important to your mentor. Mentor-mentee pairs communicate for about 20 minutes per week during the four-month mentorship, but their relationships often last a lifetime.
Mentorships make a difference! 92% of MentorNet mentees graduate with a STEM degree.