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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:

Voiland Peer Network Mentorship Program

The Voiland Peer Network Mentorship Program connects first-year engineering/computer science students (freshmen and transfer) with an experienced VCEA undergraduate student in the Voiland College. These peer mentors are trained and experienced in supporting students in the challenging first semesters of an engineering/computer science degree program.

Program highlights:

  • Develop collaborative relationships and connections to classmates.
  • Gain support and resources from someone who has “been there, done that” in our programs.
  • Hone crucial job-related skills to become better professionals and leaders.

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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 wsu.swe.mentor@wsu.edu.

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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

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

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are accepted through 5 pm on September 3, 2020.
Apply online.

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

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