Fall 2021 Professional Mentor Sign Up
Thank you for showing an interest in GradSWE's Mentoring Program!

The GradSWE mentoring program serves as an avenue for graduate women in SWE to network with a formal mentor. Proteges and mentors both submit interest forms and are matched based on their responses.

Roles and expectations of the mentoring program are agreed upon between mentors and proteges. At minimum, it is expected that both parties will be respectful with each other's availability. The mentoring coordinators provide monthly topics of interest periodically to facilitate conversations between the mentor and mentee, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the mentee to start the conversations. There is no requirement from GradSWE with regard to extraordinary efforts or monetary investments to make the mentoring relationship successful.By signing up for the program we are expecting for you to reply to us and contact your match(es) in a timely fashion.

Mentor Eligibility
Mentors must demonstrate competency in a needed area of knowledge.
Mentors can be male or female.
Mentors can have any engineering background, but must have an engineering background.
Mentors will preferably have a graduate degree; however, this is not a requirement.
It is not necessary for a mentor to join SWE for the first year of participation in the program. After one year, if the individual wishes to not join SWE, existing relationships will remain but no new proteges will be assigned.

GradSWE Mentoring Program Definitions
Mentor: Professionals
Protege: Grad Students
Mentee: Undergraduates

See more information on our website http://gradswe.swe.org/mentoring.html

The matching process:
After enrollment closes, all graduate proteges who signed up will be given an anonymous list of potential mentors. Graduate proteges will then be required to fill out a preference form to indicate which of the mentors they would prefer to be matched with. Using the preference form and the questions answered below, the mentoring team will match proteges with a mentor that most closely aligns with their interests and needs. Mentoring pairs will not be rematched except in extenuating circumstances.

Please answer the following questions about your ideal mentoring relationship with a graduate student protege. We will be putting this information in a spreadsheet anonymously such that graduate proteges may self-select their preferred mentor(s).

The questions which will be shared with the graduate proteges are indicated by the statement "This will be shared for matching purposes." After matching is completed, your responses may be shared with the graduate protege that you are matched with.
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About You
Do you understand that some of the information provided below will be shared with graduate students for matching purpose? *
First Name *
This will be kept private.
Last Name *
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Preferred Pronouns *
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Which degrees have you completed? *
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What discipline(s) are your degree(s) in? *
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List the universities you attended for your degrees. *
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Current job position *
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Current company *
Please also include location. This will be kept private.
Please briefly describe your experience
Include experience in current role and previous experience (including graduate research if you'd like). This will be shared for matching purposes.
Which best describes your current career category? *
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Finding your Match
How often would you like to communicate with your graduate protege? *
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How many graduate proteges would you be willing to have? *
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Have you participated in this program before? *
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Where did you hear about this mentorship program?
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Is there anything else you would want your graduate proteges to know about you?
Include hobbies, society involvement, etc. This question is optional. This will be shared for matching purposes.
What do you hope to gain from the mentoring program?
This will be kept private.
Are there any topics you would like us to cover in the newsletter?
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