Mentor Net December 2008


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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

  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. 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. 5. What they say
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. <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
  8. 8. By the numbers
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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>
  13. 13. MentorNet resources for partners <ul><li>Resume board for protégés seeking jobs, accessible only to sponsoring corporations </li></ul><ul><li>E-forum for 22,000 members of MentorNet community </li></ul><ul><li>Online Library of research, articles, and links to other sites for women and minorities in engineering and science and for mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor training tools for further professional development </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet Newsletter updates on progress and opportunities in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Dashboard (PRC) for program administrators to get live data on enrollment, participation, protégés, mentors, demographics, universities represented, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment tools on the Web and in print to help you grow the program </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Minnesota MentorNet - a statewide consortium among the Minnesota State College and University System, the Minnesota High Tech Association, 3M Corp and MentorNet </li></ul><ul><li>Makocha Minds - Partnership with IBM to bring MentorNet to African universities. IBM in turn has brought Coca Cola and FedEx onto our platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Latinas in Computing - funded by Texas Instruments, Sun Microsystems, and Rockwell Collins to guide more Latinas to IT professions </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet in Texas - Texas Instruments will fund 50% of the annual MentorNet fee for a select group of Texas universities </li></ul><ul><li>MentorNet for Geosciences - $150,000 NSF grant to expand MentorNet to geosciences </li></ul>A few of our newest initiatives
  15. 15. www/ Contact : David Porush [email_address] 408.296.4405 x 17 “ Your dreams, their experience … … connect on MentorNet” Message to protégés