December 15, 2012

Mentorship Program


The WiSE mentorship program is back! Our mentorship program pairs undergraduate students studying science or engineering with either upper-year students or women in academia and industry. Primarily, the program seeks to foster positive relationships between women in STEM field, as well as provide resources for students beginning to pursue these fields.

The program will consist of meeting with your mentor twice a month, by Skype, phone, or face-to-face. Mentors are recruited from women alumna and other interested professionals, and you would be matched based on the career interests you identify. Additionally, upper-year students can apply to become student mentors to help smooth the transition to university for younger students.



As a mentee, it is your responsibility to define your personal objectives and what you wish to gain from your mentor. A high degree of professionalism is required, and you will be expected to initiate and follow through with your communications, set concrete goals, apply your learning, and give your Mentor feedback on how she has helped you.

As a Mentor, your role is to foster a stimulating relationship with your mentee, assist in the development of specific skills, and acquire knowledge to facilitate professional and personal growth. You should challenge your mentee to go beyond their comfort zone, and provide appropriate guidance and feedback.


Technovation is a high school outreach program that teaches girls programming and business skills as they develop an app and compete in a nation-wide competition. More information can be found here or on Technovation’s website.

Are you a student at Queen’s University who is interested in teaching high school girls how to code and start a business? Keep your eyes peeled for Technovation Mentor applications! Coding experience is an asset, however experience in teaching, design or business are assets as well. All majors are welcome to apply!


"I can easily say that my participation in Technovation and role as a Student Ambassador was the highlight of my high school years. I really enjoyed getting to know young girls who shared similar interests as me in STEM, and who were also very passionate about changing the world. As I was learning to code an app with my team, I was able to enhance my skills in problem-solving, leadership, and project management, all with the objective to help others using technology. Overall, my experience with Technovation has been very engaging and rewarding. Most importantly, Technovation has greatly influenced my future career goals and has led me on the path of becoming an engineer today."
Previous Technovation Participant
"Technovation was a wonderful experience that allowed me to broaden my perspectives on the world of technology and entrepreneurship. This program provided me with long lasting friendships, invaluable experience, and many transferable skills. Technovation pushed me to try new things, introduced me to new opportunities, helped me to launch my own company and ultimately choose to pursue business in university!"
Previous Technovation Participant


Please email the Mentorship Program directors if you have any questions.

Lyn Chen & Kristyn Lang