In the fall of 2007, the Women in Engineering Program, in partnership with the Georgia Power Company’s Technical Women in Georgia (TWIG) group, launched a pilot Professional Mentoring Program. It was felt that because women are under-represented in engineering majors (particularly electrical, computer, mechanical and aerospace engineering), the need for a strong connection with a positive female role model would be beneficial in meeting some of the unique challenges and issues that young females face as they go through their academic programs and make career decisions.
The program provides female undergraduate engineering students access to professional female engineers who serve as their mentors, giving academic and professional advice and friendship. Students are selected from the College of Engineering based on the backgrounds, personal and professional interests of the mentors. The mentors are drawn from a network of WIE corporate partners. In 2011-2012 the following corporate partners participated:
For those of you are interested in other outside professional mentoring programs, these are highly recommended by the Women in Engineering Program.