ENGSquad: Just for Girls Mentorship Program
A mentorship program that not only pairs female high school students with women studying engineering at Western University, but also provides awesome outings and activities for these mentors and mentees to see and learn about engineering - INCLUDING an overnight weekend in residence! Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed.
How does it work?
ENGSquad matches female high school students in Grades 9-12 with mentors who are female undergraduate engineering students at Western University. Participants are matched to mentors based on registration forms that are submitted.
Mentorship groups will correspond regularly to discuss everything from life as a university student, transitioning to university to the vital role of women in engineering and gender stereotypes. There are four sessions that occur through the school year - each featuring a different type of engineering. Sessions include design challenges, visits off-campus to meet engineers as well as an overnight residence weekend in May.
How do I get involved?
I am a female Grade 9-12 high school student.
We are glad to hear that you are interested in joining Western Engineering's ENGSquad! In order to participate you will need to fill out an application form to let us know a little bit more about you. The initial registration cost is $100 for the first three sessions. If you attend all three sessions you will be eligible to attend our overnight residence weekend - note there will be an additional fee for the overnight weekend.
Mentee application forms: Download here.
Curious where participants will be going? Download our program welcome package here.
I am a female Western Engineering undergraduate or graduate student.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a mentor. In order to apply to become a mentor you will need to fill out an application form as well as complete a short interview. Successful applicants will be required to apply for a vulnerable police records check prior to being in the program.
Mentor application forms: Download here.
What if I have questions?
Questions are great. Please direct any of your concerns, comments or inquiries to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-661-2111, ext. 88826.