Hello Prospective Mentor!
I am contacting you on behalf of the Elizabeth Seton High School Learning Engineering and Design (LEAD) Program's E-Mentor initiative. Seton is an all-female high school that has implemented an optional engineering curriculum into the course-work. The LEAD Program promotes increased achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math in a problem solving environment. Seton offers four years of LEAD classes including Foundations of Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Advanced Design Application, and Engineering Design. The LEAD Program also exposes students to STEM competitions, service opportunities, and internship and workplace shadow opportunities.
In order to bridge the gap between the high school classroom environment and college or the workplace, we have established an E-Mentoring Program for the students. This is where we need your help! We are looking for female college students, recent graduates, and professionals to become E-Mentors. An E-Mentor serves as a mentor to a student through offering guidance on STEM classes, projects, college decisions,
and professionalism via e-mail.
What to expect: We would love for our mentors to commit to one e-mail communication per week for 8 to 10 weeks between September and November. That's it! Any additional communication is up to you, but we understand how busy college students and industry professionals are! We will also have a E-Mentor "Kick-off" Event, in which you will have an opportunity to meet the students and help them interact professionally! Mark your calendar's now, the Kick-Off will be Tuesday, September 20thfrom 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Seton. We would like to see all of our E-Mentors there, but if you will not be able to attend, please do not let it discourage you from applying.
How to apply: Please fill out the (new and shorter) online application. The link to the application is below. In addition to the application, please send a pdf of your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mentor application: https://goo.gl/forms/o3NPTuzaOVukjLW72
Who can apply: Females studying/working in Engineering, Architecture, or Computer Science fields. Please specify your major/work field in the application. If you do not see your field in this list, please feel free to still apply! Any undergraduate student, recent graduate, or professional is encouraged to apply.
Why should you apply? A mentorship program is beneficial to both the mentor and mentee! Having an impact on younger students and being active in the community provides personal satisfaction to the mentor. Additionally, it is a great program to participate in for professional development. Being a mentor demonstrates leadership and knowledge in the STEM fields, your community involvement, and that you are proactive about helping others.
Our statistics show that the program and mentors are making a difference! Of the students who graduated in the program, 81% have entered into college with a declared major in the STEM or design fields. Advice and engagement from mentors like you are making a difference!
For more information about Elizabeth Seton High School and the LEAD program, please visit our website www.setonhs.org. There is a "LEAD Learning Engineering and Design" section under the "Academics" tab.