Women in EMS Mentor Program

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Women in EMS Mentor Program matches freshmen and sophomore women with upper-class women in small peer mentor groups (generally three mentees per mentor). Mentor groups meet at least eight times each semester and engage in social activities, academic opportunities, and career and professional development. Each mentor group sets their own meeting times and chooses their own activities. Groups may choose to plan their own activities, or attend campus events and programs together. Mentor groups work together on goal-setting and professional development and support one another in working toward these goals.

BENEFITS

As a member of the Women in EMS Mentor Program (as either a mentor or mentee), you will:

  • Be part of a supportive, interactive network of women.
  • Build strong friendships with other women STEM students.
  • Enjoy a welcoming, collaborative learning environment.
  • Learn about the challenges encountered by women in STEM fields.
  • Gain important professional skills.

Benefits for mentors:

  • Develop exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Serve as a role model and impact younger STEM students.
  • Demonstrate to future employers a commitment to the STEM fields (i.e. Boosting your resume).
  • Earn up to $300.00/semester stipend.     

ELIGIBILITY

All women students pursuing or intending to pursue a major in the College of EMS at UW-Platteville or who are members of the Women in STEM Living Learning Community are eligible to participate.

BEING A MENTOR

Mentor Requirements:

  • Be declared in a major within the College of EMS
  • Have earned more than 50 credit hours
  • Have completed two years of college and at least one year at UW-Platteville
  • Be in good academic standing (students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will have priority consideration)

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Spend approximately 30 hours per semester on mentor program requirements (1.5-2 hours per week on average)
  • Attend a required mentor training
  • Coordinate meetings for your mentor group at least eight times per semester
  • Keep a log of all mentor group meetings and activities and submit twice each semester
  • Keep an accurate record of time spent and communication with mentees
  • Participate in Mentor Training and Orientation
  • Attend mandatory Mentor Program events
  • Complete a reflection and survey at the end of each academic year
  • Sign and uphold a participation agreement
  • Guide the goal-setting process for your mentees and create thoughtful goals for yourself that you will submit
  • Introduce your mentor group to the Women in EMS Mentor Center
  • Provide suggestions and lead discussion about possible activities/events to attend as a group
  • Provide encouragement, guidance, and support to mentees to aid in educational success
  • Role model successful academic strategies and techniques and appropriate respectful behavior
  • Assist mentees in career exploration and professional development
  • Maintain consistent communication and be available to your mentees

BEING A MENTEE

Mentee Requirements:

  • Be declared in a major within the College of EMS
  • Be a first or second year college student or a first-year transfer student

Mentee Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory Mentor Program events
  • Participate in planning and attend meetings/activities scheduled by your mentor group
  • Document and submit your goals and discuss your progress toward them
  • Seek guidance and advice from your mentor regarding educational success
  • Maintain consistent communication with your mentor
  • Complete a reflection and survey at the end of each academic year
  • Sign and uphold a participation agreement

To Join the Mentor Program

AS A MENTOR:

  • Review the Mentor Requirements and Responsibilities on this page.
  • Apply to be a mentor by completing the online Mentor Application.  Applications for Fall 2016 are due Sunday, July 31, 2016.
  • As part of the online application, upload your responses to the essay questions.
  • As part of the online application, upload your current resume.

AS A MENTEE:

  • ​Sign up to be a mentee by going to the Mentee Application.  Applications are due Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
  • Attend the Mentor Program Kick-off on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 6pm - 8pm (Location: TBA) to meet your mentor group and begin planning for the semester!
  • Do goal planning with your mentor and submit your goals each semester.
  • Make a good faith effort to meet with your mentor and communicate with her in a timely manner.

Women in EMS meNTOR cENTER

Mentor groups enjoy gathering in the Women in EMS Mentor Center, located in Ottensman Hall Room 045. The newly remodeled Mentor Center is a welcoming, inclusive space designed to foster a positive, collaborative learning environment. It has lots of great resources available for your use, including computers, a printer, large study tables, a lounge area, and books on leadership and professional topics. Drop in any time to check it out!

Goal Setting

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2016-2017 Schedule for mentor groups

  1. Mentor Program Kick-off: Tuesday, September 20, 6:00PM – 8:00PM, Location TBA.
  2. Meetings/activities with your mentor group at least 8 times per semester.  (Each mentor group plans these activities.)
  3. Annual Fall Progressive Dinner:  TBA
  4. Spring Social: TBA​

2016-2017 schedule and due dates for mentors

  1. Mentor Applications Due: July 31
  2. Mentor Training: Saturday, September 17, 10:00AM - 3:00PM, Location: TBA  (Tentative Date)
  3. Fall Check-in Meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM, Mentor Center
  4. Spring Check-in Meeting: Wednesday, March 1st, 5:00PM - 6:00PM, Mentor Center
  5. Mentor Goals Due: October 7, February 17
  6. Mentor Report Forms Due: October 24, December 16, March 17, May 19
  7. Reflection Due: December 16 (For fall only mentors), May 19
  8. Survey Due: May 19

​2016-2017 due dates for Mentees

  1. Mentee Application Due: September 13
  2. Mentee Goals Due: October 7, February 17
  3. Survey Due: May 19

Reports, goals and reflection can be emailed to wemsmentorcenter@uwplatt.edu.

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