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The Professional Mentor Program provides junior and senior college women students in STEM majors post-graduate life skills to create a smooth transition between college and the workplace. In this program, students enhance professional, communication, personal, and life skills. They learn how to succeed in their desired industry and participate in career planning. The program also aims to improve the confidence and self- efficacy for all participants.

Mentee Eligibility

  • Junior standing or higher in a UW-Platteville STEM major
  • Minimum of one year at UW-Platteville campus
  • Female identifying
  • Looking for professional connections; i.e. internships, co-ops, future jobs
  • Willing to invest an average of two hours/week
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

Mentee Benefits

  • Have a professional mentor
  • Develop professional communication and networking skills
  • Develop career planning skills
  • Learn about the expectations and responsibilities of a professional career

Sign-up for fall is due by September. If you miss the fall semester sign-up deadline, you can join anytime during the school year and will be assigned a mentor. Email wistemprogram@uwplatt.edu if you have questions.

Application

Mentor Eligibility

  • Three or more years of work in the STEM industry
  • Female identifying
  • Previous mentor experience
  • Degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics

Mentor Benefits

  • Making a UW-Platteville connection
  • Plaque of recognition
  • Company community service
  • Outreach to potential employees (invest in their company’s future)
  • Diversify the workforce, retention, and persistence

Application