Graduate Mentoring Program

In Fall 2012, WIE launched a new Graduate Mentoring Program aimed to provide peer mentoring for incoming graduate female students in the College of Engineering. The mentoring pairing will be done by inviting all prospective mentors and mentees to a Kick-off luncheon.

These meetings are open to all grad female students, whether or not they form a mentoring pair. We will have food at all meetings, and will discuss specific topics of interest to grad students, such as, “Top 5 mistakes for grad students,” “How to deal with your advisor,” etc. The topics will be emailed to all students ahead of time.

If you are a graduate student interested in participating in the Graduate Mentoring Program, please contact

2013-2014 Graduate Mentoring Events

We have some great mentoring events planned for you this year!  Please be sure to mark your calendar for the following events:

  • Graduate Mentoring Kickoff Luncheon: We will host our first luncheon on of the year for female graduate students in engineering on Tuesday, November 12, 11:00 am - 12 Noon in Klaus 1116 East & West. If you're looking for a female informal mentor this would be a great opportunity to find one!
  • Graduate Mentoring Spring Semester Kickoff: On Tuesday January 21 from 11:00 am - 12 Noon in the Student Success Center Presidents Suites A&B Women in Engineering will host its Spring Semester Graduate Kickoff Luncheon. This meeting would provide another opportunity to find a female mentor and get some of your questions about graduate school answered!
  • Graduate Mentoring Luncheon:  On Tuesday, March 4 from 11:00 am - 12 noon in Klaus 1116 E&W, WIE will host its second graduate luncheon of the semester focusing on "Resumes and Interviews for industry positions" as presented by Dr, Kathryn Wingate. To learn more about Dr. Wingate, please click here.
  • Graduate Luncheon hosted by Exponent:  On Tuesday, April 15 from 11:00 am - 12 noon in the Student Success Center Presidents Suites ABC&D, the Women in Engineering program will host a Q&A Panel with representatives from Exponent serving on the panel moderated by Nashlie Sephus. This luncheon will be an opportunity to learn more and enjoy a delicious lunch. To learn more about Dr. Imler, Dr. Turner, Dr. Courtney, and Dr. Crane, please click here.

We would like to thank P&G, our 2013-2014 Graduate Mentoring sponsor!