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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.

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. Since its inception, Boeing employees have mentored over 100 students in engineering, business, and communication majors.

Program highlights

  • Kickoff luncheon and tour of Boeing facility.
  • Career guidance from a Boeing professional.
  • Virtual speaking events hosted by Boeing.
  • Midyear luncheon and tour of Boeing facility

Applications are accepted March through August each year.

For more information, contact Sandi Brabb: brabb@wsu.edu, Dana 138, 509-335-3740.

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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 mentor.program@wsu.edu.

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