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Presentation is from MentorNet and provides general information on their award winning E-Mentoring Program that is designed to provide information, encouragement, and support to community college, undergraduate, and graduate students, postdocs, and untenured faculty. Protégés are matched in one-on-one e-mentoring relationships with mentors who have work experience, and MentorNet provides the training, coaching and support for them to pursue an 8-month mentoring relationship.

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  • Mentor Net

    1. 1. MentorNet E-Mentoring for Diversity in Engineering and Science © MentorNet 2008 All rights reserved
    2. 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 <ul><li>MentorNet matches protégés on 115 campuses with mentors from over 1100 companies and organizations . </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>nurture the talents of protégés and mentors </li></ul><ul><li>increase the success of our protégés </li></ul><ul><li>satisfy and reward our mentors </li></ul><ul><li>serve as an effective recruitment tool for our corporate sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>provide extraordinary career services to students </li></ul><ul><li>build a diversified global workforce. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Mentors say the relationship takes less than 15 minutes a week… 96.2% recommend MentorNet to their colleagues How MentorNet Works
    4. 4. MentorNet partners Corporations National Labs Professional societies
    5. 5. MIT U Penn Johns Hopkins Yale Cal Tech Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Carnegie Mellon Emory Howard Cambridge University (UK) U Mass U Indiana Minnesota State UC System Campus partners Stanford Princeton Purdue Ohio State Penn State Rochester Inst Tech Stevens Inst Tech Skidmore UC San Diego UC San Francisco UC Santa Cruz Stony Brook Union College U Wisconsin – Madison USC + 90 others
    6. 6. What they say
    7. 7. The MentorNet Method Works <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>3 years after participating, 91% of MentorNet’s protégés were still in their disciplines </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>58% Women </li></ul><ul><li>12% African or African-American </li></ul><ul><li>8% Latino, Spanish or Hispanic </li></ul><ul><li>102 Countries of origin </li></ul><ul><li>87 Countries represented by 3100 mentors </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every time we cultivate a relationship with a protégé through MentorNet and guide her to employment here it’s a $250,000 ROI!” </li></ul><ul><li>– Head of Recruitment, MN Corporate Partner </li></ul>Demographics, 2007-2008
    9. 9. By the numbers
    10. 10. A Win-Win for our Corporate Partners <ul><li>E-mentoring gives mentors career, communication, and leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility for the corporate sponsor among our growing community of 22,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment: a majority of protégés end up applying for mentor’s company </li></ul><ul><li>24-7-365 College Job Fair to 115 campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Global reach via the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Low intensity anytime-anywhere mentoring, only 15 minutes a week </li></ul><ul><li>Meet goals for diversity in gender and ethnicity </li></ul>
    11. 11. A Corporate Sponsor’s View <ul><li>“ MentorNet … provides an exceptionally cost-effective way for employees to engage, attract, and retain women and others underrepresented in science and engineering disciplines… </li></ul>“ MentorNet has become one of the cornerstones of IBM’s Women in Technology and multicultural outreach programs. ” Margaret Ashida, Director University Talent Programs, IBM
    12. 12. A Win-Win for Our Campuses <ul><li>Students gain access to career wisdom and guidance directly from someone in their profession in some of the most prestigious corporations in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Campuses find MentorNet supplements their career guidance services </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet helps fulfill the aspirations of underrepresented minority and women students </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment – MentorNet is a 24/7/365 online job fair </li></ul>connect on
    13. 13. A Win-Win for our Society Partners <ul><li>Members find e-mentoring creates career and leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Society leadership use MentorNet to increase conversion of student members to professional members </li></ul><ul><li>Student members gain access to career wisdom and guidance directly from someone in their society and field </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet diversifies membership with gender, racial, and cultural outreach </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet provides global reach </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Getting a MentorNet mentor or protégé is easy! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Step 1: go to or and select
    16. 16. Step 2: Join the MentorNet Community
    17. 17. Step 4: Wait for your match
    18. 18. Step 5: Connect with your e-mentor
    19. 19. E-Mail Close Support coaching delivered to your email throughout the mentoring relationship .
    20. 20. MentorNet Coaching: Sample Discussion Topics <ul><li>Getting Acquainted </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Email Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Class Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity and E-Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Study Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Self Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul>
    21. 21. www/ Contact : David Porush [email_address] 408.296.4405 x 17 “ Your dreams, their experience … … connect on MentorNet” Message to protégés
    22. 22. Step 3: Create a profile