You can get a mentor who is a professional scientist or engineer in industry or government through MentorNet. Apply online at MentorNet.org at anytime during the year. Open to Dartmouth men and women undergraduates, graduates, post docs and junior faculty.
You can help mentor aspiring scientists and engineers by being a MentorNet mentor. MentorNet is the e-mentoring network for diversity in engineering and science.
MentorNet’s One-on-One Mentoring Program pairs male and female undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty as proteges with female or male professionals from all sectors as mentors for one-on-one, e-mail-based mentoring (e-mentoring) relationships.
The program has proven effective by providing “real world” information, encouragement, advice, and access to networks that are otherwise often unavailable to underrepresented groups. This is why more than 90% of participants would recommend MentorNet’s e-mentoring programs to a friend or colleague. In 2006-07, MentorNet surveyed approximately 2,500 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars about their perceptions of the value and need for mentors. 98% of respondents reported that having a mentor (of some type) was important to them. They study also found that women and minorities were not getting adequate mentoring.
See MentorNet: Sign in to the Community and follow the One-on-One links to create a profile.
Questions? Contact Dartmouth's Center for Professional Development, WISP Assistant Director and MentorNet campus representative for Dartmouth. To see news and upcoming science luncheons, check the Upcoming Events Calendar on the WISP homepage.
Last Updated: 8/27/14