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Women in Engineering mentoring network

The Women in Engineering Mentoring Network connects female engineering students with a professional mentor to help them in their personal, career and professional development.

The program runs for six months, from April to October each year.

You will receive one-to-one mentoring from a mentor with more than five years industry experience, who is passionate about supporting the next generation of women studying engineering. The program allows you to grow your network, gain personalised advice, and plan your career.

Why do we need a program?

More women than ever are choosing to enter engineering at university, and Sydney University has the highest percentage of female engineering students in NSW. Women continue to face adversity once they enter the workforce, but we want to support you to face these challenges by offering mentoring and skills that will help prepare you to succeed.

Through events and coffee catch ups you have the opportunity to grow your skills and professional networks and gain invaluable advice and insights to help you as you look to enter the workforce.

What's involved

You need to commit to six monthly one-on-one meetings with your mentor during the program period. You’ll also need to:

  • attend a briefing on 2 April, before the launch of the program to learn how to get the most out of your mentoring experience and set goals for the program (Week 6)
  • attend the launch of the program on 2 April, to meet your mentor and negotiate your mentoring agreement
  • attend the closing event in Week 10 of Semester 2.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are a current engineering student and you will remain enrolled for the duration of the program.

  • If you're an undergraduate student, you need to have completed 96 credit points (be in your third year of study) at the time of application.
  • If you're a postgraduate student, you may apply in any year.

There are no WAM requirements, and we particularly encourage you to apply if you have experienced difficulties in your studies or have a low WAM.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 close on Sunday 17 March. As part of your application, you will be asked about your motivation for taking part in the program and will need to answer some selection criteria. You will also need to submit an up-to-date CV.

To apply, complete the online application form.

What happens next

We will assess your application, and if you are shortlisted you may be invited to attend an interview. The interview will assess your suitability and goals for the program.

If successful, we’ll set you up with a suitable mentor based on your career goals, employability skills, developmental needs, and the mentor’s areas of expertise.

Last updated: 15 March 2019

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