In the fall of 2007, Women in Engineering, in partnership with the Georgia Power Company’s Technical Women in Georgia (TWIG) group, launched a pilot Professional Mentoring Program. Because women are under-represented in engineering (particularly electrical, computer, mechanical and aerospace), program creators wanted to give female students a chance to forge connections with female role models in their fields.
Each Fall, WIE selects 6-8 female undergraduate students, usually juniors and seniors, who are interested in meeting a professional female engineer currently working at Georgia Power for a year-long mentoring program. The mentee and mentor meet regularly throughout the year to discuss post-graduation plans, life as a woman engineer in a male-dominated field, advice on how to find a job/internship/co-op, etc. This program is run in tandem with Spelman College.
As of Fall 2020, the program is suspended due to a change in Georgia Power leadership and covid-19 precautions. Please stay tuned for additional details when they become available.
Other Mentoring Programs
If you are interested in other outside professional mentoring programs, these are highly recommended by the WIT.