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Mentor Net December 2008



A presentation about the Mentor Net program, which Jim Emanuelson presented at the Twin Cities HR Exec Forum on Feb 5, 2009.

A presentation about the Mentor Net program, which Jim Emanuelson presented at the Twin Cities HR Exec Forum on Feb 5, 2009.



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Mentor Net December 2008 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. MentorNet E-Mentoring for Diversity in Engineering and Science www.mentornet.net/mentor © MentorNet 2008 All rights reserved
  • 2. MentorNet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by corporations, foundations, professional organizations, colleges, universities, government grants, and private donations MentorNet’s Mission
    • MentorNet matches protégés on 115 campuses with mentors from over 1100 companies and organizations .
    • Our special focus is on helping women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and science achieve their professional goals through one-on-one e-mentoring, which is proven to
    • nurture the talents of protégés and mentors
    • increase the success of our protégés
    • satisfy and reward our mentors
    • serve as an effective recruitment tool for our corporate sponsors
    • provide extraordinary career services to students
    • build a diversified global workforce.
  • 3. Mentors say the relationship takes less than 15 minutes a week… 96.2% recommend MentorNet to their colleagues How MentorNet Works
  • 4. Harvard U Penn Johns Hopkins Yale Cal Tech Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Carnegie Mellon Emory Howard Cambridge University Penn State U Mass U Indiana Campus partners Stanford MIT Princeton Purdue Ohio State Rensselaer RIT Skidmore UC Davis UC Irvine Stony Brook Union College U Wisconsin – Madison Minnesota State UC system + 90 others
  • 5. What they say
  • 6. The MentorNet Method Works
    • Matching protégés with mentors and guiding their relationship over eight months is proven to retain women and minorities in engineering and science while helping employers to recruit outstanding talent.
    • 3 years after participating, 91% of MentorNet’s protégés were still in their disciplines
  • 7.
    • 58% Women
    • 12% African or African-American
    • 8% Latino, Spanish or Hispanic
    • 102 Countries of origin
    • 87 Countries represented by 3100 mentors
    • “ Every time we cultivate a relationship with a protégé through MentorNet and guide her to employment here it’s a $250,000 ROI!”
    • – Head of Recruitment, MN Corporate Partner
    Demographics, 2007-2008
  • 8. By the numbers
  • 9. A Win-Win for our Corporate Partners
    • E-mentoring gives mentors career, communication, and leadership skills
    • Visibility for the corporate sponsor among our growing community of 22,000
    • Recruitment: a majority of protégés end up applying for mentor’s company
    • 24-7-365 College Job Fair to 115 campuses
    • Global reach via the Web
    • Low intensity anytime-anywhere mentoring, only 15 minutes a week
    • Meet goals for diversity in gender and ethnicity
  • 10. A Corporate Sponsor’s View
    • “ MentorNet … provides an exceptionally cost-effective way for employees to engage, attract, and retain women and others underrepresented in science and engineering disciplines…
    “ MentorNet has become one of the cornerstones of IBM’s Women in Technology and multicultural outreach programs. ” Margaret Ashida, Director University Talent Programs, IBM
  • 11. A Win-Win for Our Campuses
    • Students gain access to career wisdom and guidance directly from someone in their profession in some of the most prestigious corporations in the world
    • Campuses find MentorNet supplements their career guidance services
    • MentorNet helps fulfill the aspirations of underrepresented minority and women students
    • Recruitment – MentorNet is a 24/7/365 online job fair
    connect on
  • 12. A Win-Win for our Society Partners
    • Members find e-mentoring creates career and leadership skills
    • Society leadership use MentorNet to increase conversion of student members to professional members
    • Student members gain access to career wisdom and guidance directly from someone in their society and field
    • MentorNet diversifies membership with gender, racial, and cultural outreach
    • MentorNet provides global reach
  • 13. MentorNet resources for partners
    • Resume board for protégés seeking jobs, accessible only to sponsoring corporations
    • E-forum for 22,000 members of MentorNet community
    • Online Library of research, articles, and links to other sites for women and minorities in engineering and science and for mentors
    • Mentor training tools for further professional development
    • MentorNet Newsletter updates on progress and opportunities in the field
    • Dashboard (PRC) for program administrators to get live data on enrollment, participation, protégés, mentors, demographics, universities represented, etc.
    • Recruitment tools on the Web and in print to help you grow the program
  • 14.
    • Minnesota MentorNet - a statewide consortium among the Minnesota State College and University System, the Minnesota High Tech Association, 3M Corp and MentorNet
    • Makocha Minds - Partnership with IBM to bring MentorNet to African universities. IBM in turn has brought Coca Cola and FedEx onto our platform.
    • Latinas in Computing - funded by Texas Instruments, Sun Microsystems, and Rockwell Collins to guide more Latinas to IT professions
    • MentorNet in Texas - Texas Instruments will fund 50% of the annual MentorNet fee for a select group of Texas universities
    • MentorNet for Geosciences - $150,000 NSF grant to expand MentorNet to geosciences
    A few of our newest initiatives
  • 15. www/MentorNet.net/Mentor Contact : David Porush [email_address] 408.296.4405 x 17 “ Your dreams, their experience … … connect on MentorNet” Message to protégés