Connecting SSEP alumni and industry professionals
to provide support, direction, and advice
to guide education and careers in science or engineering.
The WISE NL Mentorship Program was piloted in 2015 and formally launched the following year. Mentors have the opportunity to provide advice to a young woman regarding her post-secondary education or career path. Mentees will benefit from being connected to a network of professional women who can provide valuable insight to help form their education and career choices.
- Helps women advance and reach their education and career goals
- Provides insightful information through sharing experiences, challenges, and achievements
- Rewarding opportunity to inspire a student to pursue science or engineering
- Network building
How can I get involved?
Both mentors and mentees can apply online. Please follow the links below to apply. The program is open to any woman interested in applying and no previous affiliation with WISE NL is required.
- Mentor Application: https://forms.gle/bk8FfrTmdUVxKf4j6
- Mentee Application: https://forms.gle/5Q5vm3cQUC9a6qRk8
Please Note: The 2023 Mentorship Program will return to in-person. Virtual can be accommodated if needed.
Information for Mentors and Mentees
Mentor – If you are a mentor in the program or interested in becoming a mentor please refer to the Guidelines Mentors 2023. This will provide tips on how to answer common questions and help guide the mentoring relationship.
Mentee – if you are a mentee (i.e. you are being mentored) in the program or interested in becoming a mentee please refer to the fill out the Guidelines Mentees 2023. This will help you think of questions to ask, how to plan your meetings, listen to their advice and how to guide the relationship with your mentor.
The following is a general schedule for the program.
|January||• First meeting with your mentee
at opening event end January (date to be announced)
|February- July||• Regular meetings with your mentee (minimum of six)
• Attendance at one-three WISE NL events
• Complete Mid Program Survey
|August/September||• Final Event (date TBD)
• Post-Program Surveys due to Program Administrator
For more information about the program, please contact:
Mentorship Program is dedicated in memory of Jessica McErlean.
Jessica was an active mentor and was also mentored by WISE NL through her placement with the WISE NL Student Summer Employment Program in 2011, as a Summer Coordinator in 2013 and as a Board Member in 2014 as Co-Director of WISE SSEP.