December 15, 2012

Mentorship Program

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

QWISE Mentorship Program aims to connect students with a passion for science, technology,
engineering and mathematics/medicine to women in both academia and industry. We hope that by
helping to create these relationships, students have a wide variety of resources available to them when
selecting and pursuing STEM fields. Additionally, this will aid in softening the transition from highschool
to undergraduate studies as well as undergraduate education to industry and/or post-graduate studies
for prospective individuals.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE - FOUR PILLARS

Inquire

Encourage thought provoking, open ended conversation to gain insight and promote selfdiscovery through a variety of diverse individuals and interactions.

Collaborate

Identify common interests and contrasting ideas and/or traits to facilitate learning through shared personal experiences and opinions, broadening overall perspective.

Initiate

Take the initiative required in communications to learn and build a network, furthering understanding and achieving self-driven career goals.

Foster

Create meaningful
relationships through
encouragement, guidance
and support to build
confidence and inspire
individuals to take on new
challenges!

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND MENTORSHIP STREAMS

High School Program

High school students are paired with current
undergraduate students pursuing a degree option
that meets their interests.

Mentee-Mentor communications are self-guided
while structure in the program arises from different
events and workshops hosted through QWISE
mentorship and other outreach portfolios. This
allows for program flexibility while maintaining a
common goal.

Graduate/Industry Program

Undergraduate students are paired with graduate
students or industry professionals with similar career
goals. Graduate students also have the option to
take on a mentee role and be paired with industry
leaders. 

Mentee-Mentor communications are self-guided
while structure in the program arises from different
events and workshops hosted through QWISE
mentorship and other outreach portfolios. This
allows for program flexibility while maintaining a
common goal.

2019/2020 PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Applications for the 2019/2020 program are now open for industry and graduate participants. Please
see the appropriate application links below:

 

The application for undergraduate participants can be found at the link below:

2019/2020 PROGRAM PACKAGE

For more information, please see our 2019/2020 Program Package.

CONTACT

For all questions and inquiries, please email the Mentorship Program Directors.

Ashlyn Secord & Divya Kuruvila
wise.mentorship@engsoc.queensu.ca