As a child, did one ever have the chance to chat with a mechanical engineer? An astronaut? A neurologist? We, as students, probably know in an intellectual way that these are career choices, but without role models or direct interactions, the paths to these careers probably seems unclear and daunting.
Girls may be passionate about social and environmental issues, but without career awareness, most likely they will remain unaware of how these interests might translate into a STEM career or job. Building relationships with professional’s fosters career awareness, which in turn motivates us to work. Schoolwork is more interesting, authentic and rewarding because we know why we are doing it.
MENTORSHIP is a mentor-mentee program wherein a panel of accomplished STEM women from diverse walks of life personally guide and coach primary, middle and secondary school girls.