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ECE Industry Mentorship Program

The UW ECE Industry Mentorship Program brings together aspiring electrical and computer engineers with experienced industry professionals. This program aims to provide students with a real world perspective of the ECE field and help them navigate the transition from university to the professional world. Students will be matched with industry mentors in a small group format for career coaching and professional mentoring. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with industry professionals and develop professional connections
  • Gain insight into specific jobs and career pathways 
  • Explore organizational cultures and industry expectations
  • Learn how to craft a competitive job application through engagement inside and outside the classroom

Program Details

The ECE Industry Mentorship Program matches students with mentors based on their academic and professional interests. Mentorship groups of up to three students will meet monthly (virtually or in person) with their mentor from January – May 2024. Each group will have flexibility to determine their goals and topics of discussion such as professional preparation, career exploration, and networking.

Participation

Mentors

We invite you to partner with us in educating the next generation of electrical and computer engineers! If you are interested in serving as an industry mentor, please fill out this form. We’ll be in touch when applications open for the next school year.

Students 

If you are an undergraduate student interested in being matched with a mentor and peer mentees of similar professional interests, please complete this application

Our 23-24 pilot of this annual program will focus on undergraduate students, but will likely extend to graduate students in future years. 

Timeline

September 27, 2023 Industry mentor application opens
October 16, 2023 Student mentorship application opens
November 16, 2023 Student and industry mentor applications close 
November 17 – December 1, 2023 Students and mentors are matched 
Week of December 11, 2023 Students and mentors are notified of matches
January 30, 2024 Mentorship groups complete and submit their Group Development Plan
January – May 2024 Mentor groups meet monthly, virtually or in person 

Questions?

For more information, please contact ECE Industry Programs at industry_programs@ece.uw.edu.