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BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP

We have invested significant time and resources reviewing the academic literature on the benefits of mentorships and integrating them into our program.

70+ independent evaluations of mentoring programs reached similar conclusions that mentors promote cognitive, social-emotional and identity development.

Mentorships help us in countless ways. Mentors give us...

New opportunities.

Mentorships can transform your life with impactful new experiences and open new doors for you.

A peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of College Science Teaching found that female students who were enrolled in an undergraduate mentorship program in science were more likely to present their research findings in publications and at conferences. Over 90 percent of these women went on to pursue a career in science and most reported that their mentors created opportunities for them to build stronger resumes that helped them gain access to graduate programs and jobs.

A chance to glimpse our future.

A mentor can help you understand what a career really looks like.

A peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Electrical Engineering found that students valued project-based learning with mentors because it gave them a better understanding of what it means to be a scientist; for example, they learned to contextualize perceived “failures” as a standard part of research.

Confidence.

Having the confidence to go after your dreams is the first step in realizing them.

A peer-reviewed study in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning looked at data from 249 college students and found that students who had professors as mentors consistently reported a higher degree of self-efficacy, or the belief that they can obtain specific goals.

Connections to others.

A mentor who cares about your success makes you feel less alone and more able to tackle life’s challenges.

After examining data from 859 mentees in a Big Brother/Big Sister program, a peer-reviewed article in Prevention Science found mentees reported better coping skills and social interactions as well as fewer incidents of depression or behavioral infractions.

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