Mentor Collective @ the Center

Students and alumnae, we want to connect you!

We offer two programs to match students with a trained IU alumnae mentor based on based on professional goals, common interests, and academics. Conversations revolve around career development, networking, confidence building, and real-work environment awareness. Participate in one of two programs:

  • Women & Tech eMentor Program
  • Black Women & STEM eMentor Program

How to join one of the eMentor programs

Step 2: Complete the matching survey

After you've logged into Mentor Collective, access the matching survey and complete it to be paired with a mentor who shares your interests and experiences.

Step 3: Make the most of your eMentor relationship

Connect with your mentor/mentee through video conferencing, email, text, or social media.

Goals of the eMentor Program

Both eMentor Programs involve meeting at least once per month, usually via video chat, to address topics like:

  • What it is like to be a woman in technology after college.
  • How your major will impact your professional options.
  • What to do if you’re the only woman in your class, position, or company.
  • Will people see you differently because you’re pursuing technology as a woman?
  • How you can set yourself up for academic and career success?

Read what participants are saying about our eMentor Program

“As someone who has endured much hardship to get where I am, it is a priority of mine to give back by empowering others who may find themselves in one of the sticky positions I was once in as a student myself. I want to invest in others to make their journey easier.” – Sarah, Mentor

“[My mentor] helped with recruiting and with interview questions! I have sent her information from potential employers and she has helped me with advice from her experience!” – Shayfer, Mentee

"[My mentor] was very supportive throughout my job recruiting in the early fall. She connected me with her friends, offered advice and we still stayed in touch even after I solidified my post-graduation plans. We have met up in person twice and texted each other several times a month. Jaclyn made me feel comfortable and confident in my abilities to enter the workforce." – Ann, Mentee

“I signed up because I remember being a student trying to navigate college life and came to know how important it is to take advantage of all the opportunities it provides. I'm very passionate about helping the youth and this program has allowed me to encourage students to try new things, network, identify and focus on their goals. I can’t wait to hear more success stories from my mentees!” – Shavon, Mentor

“[My mentor] has been so helpful for the past few months. I am so grateful to have her as a mentor. She has advise[d] me about the importance of taking time to research graduate programs and that it is fine to not go straight to graduate school after graduation. Channing has also advise[d] me to make sure that what program I want to further my study in, is something that I would be really interested in and passionate about.” – Sabrina, Mentee

“[My mentor] has helped me schedule my classes and feel comfortable with the workload I am taking on, which has allowed me to balance my academics with leadership opportunities and working in a research lab. I feel like I've learned a lot from her about knowing how much you can take on and figuring out ways to organize classes to still get things done and enjoy what you're doing. – Marie, Mentee

“[My mentor] is a great mentor. She is very helpful, she's given me many resources to help me be a better person and student. We have emailed back and forth because she lives a far distance but that doesn't stop her from reaching out. I am happy she is my mentor, it's easy to talk with her and just be myself. - Deja’, Mentee

Watch these video testimonials