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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Student Success

Mentorship Programs

Mentoring programs match students with practicing professionals in their field. They give students a chance to talk to someone outside of the university and to learn about a career as a practicing professional.

Programs offered:

Society of Women Engineers Mentoring Program

WSU freshmen engineering students are matched with a practicing woman engineer. The mentor and student to keep in touch throughout the college years. Mentors provide support and answer questions about the engineering field, help students see how what they’re doing in their classes relates to what they may want to do in their careers, and connects students with the engineering community.

Program highlights:

  • Regular email communication between mentors and students.
  • During school breaks, students and mentors meet.
  • Students may job shadow for a day, tour facilities, or simply meet with mentors for coffee.
  • Campus events, such as luncheons.

For more information, email

Eight women seated in two rows in front of a stone wall.

Boeing Mentorship Program

WSU engineering students are paired with a mentor from Boeing who can provide information about the aerospace industry, opportunities at Boeing, and general career guidance. Students are expected to act in a professional manner at all times, to attend all scheduled events, and to be proactive in communicating with mentors. Students will also be expected to extend invitations to fellow students and to help publicize Boeing guest speaking events virtual or on campus. 

Program highlights

  • Virtual Kickoff Event and Networking Sessions – learn about Boeing and meet the mentors.
  • Career guidance from a Boeing professional in your major.
  • Virtual speaking events hosted by Boeing.
  • Possible midyear group networking event with your mentor.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are accepted through 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, September 6, 2024
Apply online.

For more information, contact Sandi Brabb, Director of Voiland College Career Services, Dana 138,, 509-335-3740.