Although women make up over half of the population, they are a small minority of the professionals in math, science, engineering and technology (STEM) careers. The reasons for under representation of women are complex, but one strong factor is that young women lack the necessary role models and encouragement to pursue the required education.
Sign up for eMentoring and we’ll put you in touch with a professional woman who is closely matched to your own interests or understands your situation. You’ll talk over email over eight weeks, covering a variety of topics including life after high school, finances, and work-life balance.
It is important to note that eMentoring is about guidance, career options, and life in the STEM fields. It is not parenting, counselling or tutoring. Participants are expected to contribute regularly, with thoughtful conversations. Short or sporadic responses are not acceptable. Remember, your eMentor is volunteering their time as well.
eMentoring runs twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The program is available for any students who identify as female or as non-male.
The next round of eMentoring will run from April 7 to May 31, 2019.
Interested in joining eMentoring? Please fill out the application form. Applications are due by April 5, 2019.
April 7-13 Introductions
April 14-20 Your Path
April 21-27 Post-secondary Life
April 28-May 4 Work Environments
May 5-11 Finances
May 12-18 Work/Life Balance
May 19-25 What to do with that Degree?
May 26-31 Wrap Up
If you have any questions, please email our ms infinity coordinator at msinfinity[at]scwist[dot]ca.