Mentor and Mentee Guide

 What to ask and talk about

Mentor Guide

  • Introduce yourself! Where you go/went to school, what you're studying/studied, and your STEM goals.

  • Discuss what it's like to be a Women in your field. Is it male dominated? Are there lots of labs or is it more computer based?

  • Think about some easy hands on activities your mentee could do from home.

  • Discuss the importance of physical and mental health, STEM is HARD for everyone. Encourage and lift up your mentee. 

  • Discuss some of the issues Women in STEM face (stereotypes, mansplaining).

  • Discuss what inspires you and what you value.

Mentee Guide

  • Introduce yourself! What grade are you in? What aspects of STEM interest you!

  • Do you have any advice for going into Middle School/High School/College?

  • What is the best advice you can give for picking a major/planning a career?

  • What is the best advice you can give for finding relevant internships/research opportunities?

  • What clubs and organizations are/were you a part of? What are the benefits of these clubs?

  • Do you have a mentor? How have they influenced you?

  • How to you balance work and play?

  • Do you have any books you suggest I read?

Suggestions?

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