New alumni volunteering opportunity

19 June 2017


Opportunity to become a Women in Engineering Mentor

Alumnae of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland have an exciting opportunity to become part of the Women in Engineering (WEN) Mentoring Programme as Industry Mentors to Part 3 or 4 female engineering students.


What is the WEN Mentoring programme?
The programme, delivered in partnership with Aurecon, Jacobs and Orion Health, aims to prepare female students for success in the workforce and strengthen networks between female students and industry professionals. Through one-on-one meetings and a series of three professional development events, industry mentors provide mentoring to a group of Part 3 and 4 students. Industry Mentors are to have at least 2 years of experience working in industry.


When is the programme?

The programme will run from July to October 2017 and includes a mentor training session and three professional development events designed to assist students transitioning from study to work. While the three events are not compulsory for mentors to attend, we do expect that you will meet with your mentee at least once a month during this four month period.


Why be a mentor?

This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership and mentoring skills while supporting future female engineers. It is also a great chance to network with mentors from other firms, including Aurecon, Jacobs and Orion Health.


What is the commitment required?

Mentor and mentees agree to actively participate in the programme for the full duration of their engagement, which includes commitment to each of the following elements:

  • Mentor training session: Thursday 13th July, 5-6:30pm, Aurecon
  • Three professional development events:
    • Skills and Capabilities: Thursday 3rd August, 5:30-7pm, Aurecon
    • Projects and Teamwork: Thursday 21st September, 5:30-7pm, Jacobs
    • Preparing for the Workforce: Wednesday 11th October, 5:30-7pm, Aurecon
  • Four monthly meetings with mentees in the July – October period
  • Provide feedback once at the end of the programme

Note: The three professional development events for mentees are not compulsory for mentors to attend, but it is encouraged if possible.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please apply by 24th June.

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