WISMP 2019-2020 Mentor Application
Do something about the "Women in STEM" problem by reaching your hand down to help out the next generation of women transition through University to the workplace.

The Women in STEM Mentorship Program was established in 2013. Since then, we've been matching women STEM students at top universities with practicing women engineers and scientists from industry. The program originated in the SF Bay Area, and has supported hundreds of students since its founding.

While the program is still concentrated in the SF Bay Area, we find that most of the mentoring in the program takes place via video calls anyway -- so if you are outside of the Bay Area, please do still apply. If you are inside the Bay Area, please indicate if you'd like to be matched with a local student.

To be a mentor, the time commitment is:
1 hour / month (Oct-May) for mentorship meetings for each mentee. Some can be via video, but we recommend that if you live reasonably close to your mentee, that you travel to visit your student at least once or twice during the academic year.

Matching will take place in September through October of 2019, based on when students go back to school. We do our best to match students with mentors of similar fields of study, so we cannot guarantee that we'll be able to match you this year. We'll let you know several days before the event if you've been successfully matched.

Email address *
First and Last Name *
Your answer
Current job title *
Your answer
Current and past employers *
We use this for matching purposes as some mentees express specific interest certain companies, startups, etc.
Your answer
Alma mater *
Your answer
Degree, Major, Year *
ex. B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008
Your answer
What "fields of study" is your current role most closely related to? *
We'll use this to aid in matching to students with similar career interests. Check all that apply.
Which program are you applying for? *
Please select which programs you would be excited to be a part of. If you are open to any school, please select that option. This will increase our chances of matching more students with awesome mentors.
Please share your approximate location *
This is used to match local students with close mentors (if possible). If you are remote, please include your City, State or City, Country (if you are outside of the US).
What are you interested in mentoring about? *
Check all that apply!
Anything else you want to tell us to help us match you with a mentee?
You might include: professional interests, personal interests, or any preferences you have with respect to a mentee (year in school, major, etc). Please include at least a few bullet points as this is the information we look at to do the heavy lifting on matching. OPTIONAL: We have found that a portion of students from under-represented backgrounds request mentors with similar backgrounds. In 2019 for example, many students identified at first in their family to go to college and from low income backgrounds, some self-identified their race. While we prioritize field of study in the matching, if you would like to share any elements of your background that might help in matching with these students, please include it.
Your answer
Why are you interested in mentoring? What would make you a great mentor? *
We'll use this to help make matches -- write a few sentences to help us learn more about you!
Your answer
Have you participated in this specific mentorship program before? *
How did you hear about us? *
If you were referred by someone, please include his or her name.
Your answer
Would you be interested in getting more deeply involved in our program?
If so, we'll followup with you.
Who else should we be talking to?
Include contact information for other women who would be great mentors, HR leaders who may be more interested in getting formally involved, or allies who would be great speakers / panelists. We're also looking for contacts at companies who may be willing to sponsor space or food at an event.
Your answer
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