Cutoff for first round of mentor-mentee matching:
Friday September 28th
Cutoff for submissions to the Mentorship Program Photo Contest: Friday December 7th.
Thanks for your interest in the 2012-2013 Women in Computer Science mentorship program! All undergrad (SEAS/Barnard/CC/GS), M.S., Ph.D., Post Doc., and alumni women are welcome to join as mentors or mentees. We will be pairing mentors and mentees one-to-one based on similar interests and education levels. We'll hold some social events, but mostly it is an informal mentoring relationship, and it will be up to you to meet for lunch or coffee a couple of times a month (or however frequently you and your mentee would like).
As an incentive for joining and being active in the mentorship program, each pair will get a $10 gift card to Joe's coffee to spend during their time together. In
addition, WICS is holding a photo scavenger contest for mentor-mentee pairs, to encourage the pair to meet on multiple occasions and get to know each other. The
pairs with the most creative and interesting photos will win a prize.
Photo Scavenger Contest Details: The pair should provide three photos of the two of them doing activities from the following options:
- A picture of the mentor and mentee getting coffee (or tea, etc) together.
- A picture of either the mentor or mentee showing each other their favorite spots on campus.
- A picture of either the mentor or mentee showing each other their favorite spots off campus.
- A picture of the mentor and mentee outside some technological spot in NYC (ex. At Apple store, Outside Google Offices, etc).
- A picture of the mentor and mentee in front of their favorite colored wall in the Mudd stairwell.
Please send photo submissions to Hila Gutfreund, WICS Mentorship Chair and make sure to include both the mentor and the mentee's uni's or email addresses within the submission email/s.
Photo submissions will be accepted until Friday December 7th.
You should become a WICS mentee if you have ever asked yourself...
- What can I do with my CS degree after graduation?
- How do I get a summer internship?
- Do I want to go to (more) grad school?
- What is it like (doing research | joining a startup | working full-time at a big company | ...)?
You should become a WICS mentor if you want to...
- Be a role model for other girls
- Practice your leadership skills and learn by teaching someone else
- Help improve the environment of our department for female students