Mentorship Programs

Em(POWE)r Program

This program is for:

Incoming female-identifying McGill engineering students

Duration of mentorship:

1 month

Start Date:

Early August

End Date:

Early September

Starting university can be an intimidating experience and incoming students may be unaware of the resources that McGill University or the Engineering Undergraduate Society has to offer. The Em(POWE)r program aims to ease this transition for incoming female-identifying engineering students by pairing current McGill engineering students with the incoming cohort based on their similar engineering major in hopes of providing mentorship and learning the ins and outs of life as a female engineering student. The program ends with a back-to-school social where all the mentor-mentee pairs can spend an evening over pizza and board games.

Shadow Days

This program is for:

Female-identifying high school/CEGEP students

Duration of mentorship:

1 day

Date:

Register for any day during the academic year (September-April)

Choosing your university major is a big decision, and being informed about your options can make the choice a lot easier. The Shadow Days program welcomes high school/CEGEP students who are currently applying or have already applied to McGill University’s Faculty of Engineering and gives them a chance to shadow a current engineering student. This gives the mentee an opportunity to learn more about what a day-in-the-life of an engineering student entails - this can include going to classes with the mentor, visiting hot-spots around campus like departmental lounges, the library, Frostbite ice cream store, or even just simply getting some questions answered. This program provides a personalized and friendly tour of the perks of being an engineering student at McGill! (And the tour ends with free ice cream!)

Science Fair Mentorship Program

This program is for:

Female-identifying high school students registered for their high school science fair under the design category

Duration of mentorship:

5 months

Start Date:

Early October

End Date:

Late February

Science fair projects are an exciting opportunity for students to use their knowledge to build, design, innovate, and synthesize new concepts and devices during the academic year, but sometimes it can be daunting and an extra pair of eyes on the project or a source of mentorship can help bring the project to the next level. The Science Fair Mentorship Program pairs high school students pursuing a design project at their local high school science fair with current McGill Engineering students who will provide guidance on how to write a final report and prepare for a high caliber scientific poster presentation.

 

This mentorship opportunity provides a chance for high school students to collaborate with prospective engineers who can provide insight based on their major; later in the program, mentors are registered at local high schools to judge science fair projects. POWE also sponsors monetary awards for female design projects that excel in engineering and design at the regional level of the science fair.