The WiSE Mentorship Program aims to connect undergraduate students to cis and trans women, non-binary, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals in academia and industry who share a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
By facilitating these connections, WiSE hopes undergraduate students will be given the support, advice, and encouragement necessary to successfully pursue a future in STEM, while their mentors actively develop their leadership skills and grow their network.
We are very excited for the opportunity in the 2022/23 school year to create and foster valuable connections between undergraduate mentees and their graduate/PHD student and/or, industry professional mentors interested in STEM.
Mentee applications will open at the beginning of August.
Mentor applications will open at the beginning of September.
2022/2023 PROGRAM PACKAGE
LinkedIn Networking Workshop
Picnic In The Park
As the program’s first event of the year, Speed Mentoring gives both mentors and mentees the opportunity to meet other participants in the program outside of their initial pairings.
This workshop is meant to encourage mentees to expand their professional networks by utilizing LinkedIn and navigating its features to get the most out of the platform.
Join us for this WiSE exclusive event and meet mentors in the program from different prospective career paths in STEM. Listen to a speaker panel composed of 4+ mentors, from different industries. Then have a chance to ask your burning questions in smaller groups during our Q&A period with each panelist.
This end of the year event is meant to celebrate the progress made by our mentor- mentee pairings in their professional relationship during the program! Taking place in Kingston, the event will consist of fun activities & a barbeque.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND MENTORSHIP STREAMS
How Pairing Works
Pairings are made based on criteria such as career interests and goals, educational background, and personal interests. Pairings can be made between those in undergraduate & graduate, graduate & industry, and undergraduate & industry.
Mentee-Mentor communications are self-guided while structure in the program arises from different events and workshops hosted through WiSE mentorship and other outreach portfolios. This allows for program flexibility while maintaining a common goal.
For all questions and inquiries, please email the Mentorship Program Directors.
Andrea Stachow & Kya Weiman