This program is designed to provide support and empowerment to women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields through mentoring.
This guide is meant to share some pointers on how you can make the most out of this mentoring program, but the following content are suggestions; you can feel free to structure the mentorship in a way that works for you. You have the flexibility to reach out to any mentors you would like to learn from, and arrange as many sessions with them as you would like.
As a mentee, you are encouraged to reach out to mentors whom:
- You’re interested to learn from;
- You’re curious about their career path; or
- You’d like to connect with
It’s good to get to know each other during the first meeting. Share with your mentor :
- What your background is;
- Where do you come from; and
- What do you hope to learn from them
Optional: you can also share your CV with your mentor.
You are encouraged to share your goals on what you would like to work on with your mentor in the first meeting. You can use the worksheet template (in page 3) to list the goals you would like to work on with your mentor.
We recommend meeting the same mentor for at least four (4) sessions to work on at least one goal so you will be able to track your progress in achieving your goal(s). Feel free to arrange more than 4 sessions with the same mentor. You can also reach out to any other mentor at any time.
To note: mentorship, like any other relationship, requires some degree of compatibility. If you don’t resonate with one mentor, you can always try another.
As a mentee, define what goals you would like to work on during your mentoring sessions. Make sure the goals are SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound.
Example of SMART goal: I want to reach out to 5 recruiters a week.
These goals can be personal or professional.
In addition to goals, you can also work on improving your skills with your mentor. Enhancing your skills is crucial to advancing your career and building a meaningful life.
You can use the worksheet template (download below) to choose some skills or list the skills you would like to work on with your mentor.
Make your sessions more effective by using this worksheetDownload the worksheet
These are suggested additional topics that can be discussed between mentors and mentees. These are optional and can be used as needed. Both activity and discussion points are for the mentors and mentees to do.