Mentoring


MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR ONLINE MASTER’S STUDENTS

 

Goals of the Mentor Program

 
The primary goal of the program is to allow students enrolled in any of the SEAS Online Professional Master’s and Doctoral Programs to engage informally with faculty who are executives or professionals of other types in their fields. Mentorship increases the confidence and career success of mentees. In an email forum, Mentors provide guidance, coaching, and perspective that enhance Mentees’ connections at GW. The purposes of the Mentor Program are:

  • Nurture talented students who have an interest in pursuing careers in cybersecurity or related engineering professions
  • Build sustainable mentor/mentee relationships that aid scholars in long-term academic and professional success in the field
  • Establish firm connections between students and faculty

 

Expectations of Mentors

 
Mentors support the development of graduate students in GW’s online engineering master’s programs, including the Master of Engineering program in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance, and the Master of Science programs in Engineering Management and in Systems Engineering. Their leadership, role modeling, and teaching help inspire students in their fields. Mentors collaborate with fellow Mentors to create the best learning experience for Mentees.
 

Expectations of Mentees

 
Mentees are encouraged to prioritize their professional development with guidance from a seasoned mentor. The mentorship program is designed to help Mentees enhance their competencies by posing questions of and/or sharing ideas with professionals in their fields through an informal, moderated email forum. Mentees are expected to keep questions general in the forum, moving to detailed, specific discussion one-on-one with a mentor if invited to do so. The program’s main goals are stated above. In addition, mentees can expect to:

  • Form relationships with mentors and peers
  • Improve understanding of core competency areas
  • Find opportunities for networking and collaborative learning

 
For More Information: Toll Free 833-330-1454
 
Click on the link below to submit to a master’s program Mentor

Mentee Questionnaire