Let MIT Mentors Answer Your Student’s Burning Questions
You know how it is as parents, we can tell our kids something all day long and it won’t mean anything until they hear it from someone else. So, why not have that someone be an MIT Mentor? They act like a big sis to guide your student through the college process and beyond. She may not be able to give them the answer to the meaning of life, but she may come pretty close with a scientific and technical answer. She is a student at MIT after all!
Started by the MIT Society of Women Engineers,College Connection is a college counseling and e-mentoring program for young women across the nation. Their mission? To encourage high school females to pursue higher education and to empower them to reach their full potential.
They provide free one-on-one mentorship with inspiring females at MIT. Whatever you are interested in, they are sure to have a mentor who shares what you love and can give you advice on how to get where you want to be. Their goal is to demystify the college application process and make college equally accessible to all students.
MIT Mentors are trained to focus on the college application process, financial aid application process, essay reviewing, and more. Of course, you may also ask your mentor about anything else you are interested in. They’re there to act as an older sister to you and help you clarify any questions you may have.
Interested? In order to considered, they are focused on young women in their senior year of high school (although on the application sophomore and juniors can apply as well) who reside in less privileged areas and who do not have sufficient college counseling programs offered to them already. If you feel like you fit the profile go ahead and sign up! Even if you’re not sure, feel free to sign up anyway, you never know! Sign up to be a mentee by Wednesday, September 16th, 2015.
Mentees will converse with their paired mentor once a week over video chat and maintain email correspodance. Each meeting will be arranged based on the schedules of both the mentor and the mentee. Meetings will be held for a loose 30 minute time period, you can always extend your conversation if the two of you would like to. Similarly, mentors and mentees are free to meet more than the recommended number of times based on each pair’s preference.
If you have any additional questions, send College Connections an email!