MENTOR/MENTEE PROGRAM

Growing Together

Mentorship aids in career success. Our program was developed to upskill and level-up women as they prepare for advancement at all levels of their STEM career journey. With a special emphasis on Women in Higher Education, Students (undergraduate to doctoral programs), and Early-Career STEM Professionals.

Together, we advance!

CALLING ALL MENTEES:

Whomever you are and wherever you are in your STEM career journey, your STEM-UP Network community is here to support you as you march forward. We are all continual learners, and being engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship can only help you sharpen your professional skills, remain focused on intentional career outcomes and open your mind to new ideas and possibilities! The 5-month program is designed to upskill and level-up women in areas such as building your network, leadership, self-advocacy, developing your personal goals, and much more to prepare for the next stage in your career.

Expectations of Mentees: Commit to the 5-month mentor/mentee program, meet with an assigned mentor a minimum of once a month, engage with materials/resources provided by the mentor prior to each meeting, and participate in periodic reviews and program workshops.

Mentee Benefits:

  • Career Advancement (all levels)
  • Meaningful Relationship Development
  • Attend One Core Workshop
  • Upskill or Level-up your Skills
  • Access to Resume Review Sessions

CALLING ALL MENTORS:

We know navigating through your thriving career has had some hiccups, bumps, and challenges along the way. And we also know that you have not only survived them but thrived! Your guidance, support, and experience are needed by so many. No matter where you are in your STEM career journey, your milestones will make a difference for women in the STEM-UP Network, specifically early career, faculty in higher education, and students. We will host an orientation and provide a curriculum to adequately prepare you for the monthly meetings with your mentee. The commitment is minimal (2-3 hrs a month), but the reward of impacting lives is priceless!

Expectations of Mentors: Commit to the 5-month mentor/mentee program, meet with assigned mentee a minimum of once a month, engage with materials/resources provided by STEM-UP Network, and participate in periodic reviews and program workshops.

Mentor Benefits:

  • Attend One Core Workshop
  • Access to Resume Review Sessions
  • Practice and Advance in Active Listening
  • Advance Coaching Skills
  • Advance Questioning Skills and Provide Feedback
  • Making a Difference in Another Woman in STEM’s Life

 

PROGRAM TIMELINE

Registration Closes on December 15, 2024

January 2025: Required Orientation (Virtual)

January through May 2025: Monthly Mentor/Mentee Virtual Meetings

February 2025: Check-In Meetings (Periodic Review with STEM-UP Network Team) 

March 2025: One Core Workshop and Peer Group Roundtable

April 2025: Check-In Meetings (Periodic Review with STEM-UP Network Team) 

May (TBA) 2025: Celebration and End of Program

Our Proven Program Design

Our highly successful Mentoring Program brings pairs together with a focus on career satisfaction, productivity, and promotion.

One-to-one pairs are formed by matching junior and senior professionals based on strengths and needs. Our required orientation is followed by a structured mentor relationship: pairs identify career goals, hold periodic phone or in-person sessions, and continue the process over the course of the cohort. Career-focused workshops, events, and forums are offered throughout the program year and include a networking component designed to support the mentoring relationship and foster additional relationships among STEM professionals. Executive Committee Members hold periodic reviews for added support and structure to the program.

Orientation Session

 for Both New &
Returning Participants

Monthly Mentoring Sessions

for structured
success

Periodic Reviews

from STEM-UP Network Leadership
for Added Structure & Support

Group Workshop

on relevant topics like: Productivity Assets & Blocks;
Self Confidence; & Time Management/Goal Setting

Research-Supported Benefits for Mentoring:

  • Career advancement, including increased productivity and faster promotion rate
  • Opportunities to develop new networks and collaborations
  • Feelings of personal satisfaction
  • More positive work attitudes, including increased job satisfaction
  • Increased ability to obtain resources
  • Opportunities for visibility and recognition

“I feel good knowing someone is ‘out there’ with my interests in mind.”