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Phi Rhos tailgating

Women in Engineering Student Success programming has been developed to build a community that supports and inspires women engineering students.   Formal mentoring, welcome events and study breaks offer opportunities to connect with peers, mentors and the WIE Student Success team.

WIE CONNECT MENTORING PROGRAM

WIE Connect offers two different mentoring programs.  The programs match first year students with upperclassmen in a mentoring relationship.  They give first year students the opportunity to have a guide to help them through their first year, and upperclassmen the opportunity to help a new student find their way in their first year at MSU.

WIE Connect Pairs
The Pairs program matches 1st year students (Mentees) one-on-one with sophomore, junior, or senior engineering students (Mentors) based on major and interests. This program focuses on the mentoring relationship and pairs meet at Monthly Meetings and Social activities.  As the Pairs involve a single mentor and mentee, this program offers opportunity for deeper mentor/mentee connections.

The Pairs Monthly Meetings are held on Monday evenings and dinner or snacks are provided. They feature speakers on topics pertinent to personal and professional growth as an engineering student.  

Monthly Meetings and Social Events have changed for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 to provide more options! There will be different Monthly Meeting times available and two options for the Social Event. Participants in the Pairs program are required to attend at least 4 Monthly Meetings (the Kickoff Meeting does count as a Monthly Meeting) and at least 1 Social event during the Fall Semester and at least 2 of the 3 Monthly Meetings in the Spring Semester.  Pairs are also required to connect with their mentor/mentee once each week (in person, phone, text or email) and in person at least twice each month (a WIE Connect event can count as 1 in person event).

Pairs Fall Semester Meetings and Social Events
Attendance Requirement: At least 4 Monthly Meetings and 1 Social Event. The Kickoff Meeting counts as one Monthly Meeting.

Kickoff Meeting (Required) Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, September 30, 2019 8:00-9:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, October 14, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, October 28, 2019 8:00-9:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, November 11, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Social Event Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00-8:30PM 115 Center for International Programs
Social Event Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00-8:30PM 115 Center for International Programs

Pairs Spring Semester Meetings
Attendance Requirement: At least 2 Monthly Meetings.  The April End of Year Celebration does not count as a Monthly Meeting.

Monthly Meeting Monday, January 13, 2020 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, February 10, 2020 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
Monthly Meeting Monday, March 9, 2020 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building
End of Year Celebration Monday, April 13, 2020 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building

 WIE Connect Group

The Group program matches mentees in small groups. Each Group will have 4-5 first year mentees and 2 sophomore, junior or senior mentors.  The Group will help mentees to get to know several other women in engineering and learn about strategies for reaching personal/professional goals.  Group mentees will also receive personal support and affirmation of their skills and values by others.  The Group Program provides network-mentoring relationships where distinctions between mentors and mentees are not made (i.e., we all learn from one another) and flexible attendance requirements can accommodate students who are involved in several activities.  In this Group mentoring structure, participants have the opportunity to mentor, grow and learn with a diverse group of women.

Group Social Events have been added for Fall 2019/Spring 2020!  The Group Mentoring program will have Group Social Events each semester with dinner provided.  The Group Social Event dates and times are listed below and will help Groups connect with each other and meet members from other Groups.  Each Group will also hold individual Group meetings each semester (4 meetings in the Fall / 3 meetings in the Spring).  The WIE Team will help with scheduling with the individual Group meetings around the availability of the Group members.

Participants in the Group Program are required to attend at least 1 Group Social Event and 3 individual Group meetings during the Fall Semester and at least 1 Group Social Event and 1 Group Meeting during Spring Semester.

Group Fall Semester Kickoff and Social Events
Attendance Requirement: At least 1 Group Social Event and 3 Group Meetings

Kickoff Meeting Thursday, September 5, 2019

5:00-6:00PM (Mentors)
6:00-7:00PM (Mentors/Mentees)

2400 Egnineering Building
Social Event Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 2400 Engineering Building
Social Event Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00-8:00PM 2400 Engineering Building

Group Spring Semester Social Event and Year End Celebration
Attendance Requirement: At least 1 Group Social Event and 1 Group Meeting. The April End of Year Celebration does not count as a Group Social Event or Group Meeting.

Social Event Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:00-8:30PM 2400 Engineering Building
End of Year Celebration Monday, April 13, 2020 7:00-8:00PM 1345 Engineering Building

 Confused by the WIE Connect Meeting and Social Event Requirements?

We encourage you to come to ALL of the meetings and social events but we know that is not always possible.
Click on the links below for a quick summary of the Program minimum requirements.

Important Documents for WIE Connect Participants

Women in Engineering Brain Break Sign

 

BRAIN BREAKS! - WIE BRINGS STUDY BREAKS AND SNACKS TO THE STUDENTS
Brain Breaks are held several times each semester in Wilson Hall and the Engineering Building.  They are a great opportunity to meet other women engineering students, connect with WIE and have a free tasty treat.

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Brain Breaks

Friday, September 13, 2019 10:00-11:30AM C102 Wilson Lobby
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
2:30-4:00PM C102 Wilson Lobby
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
9:30-11:30AM Engineering Building Lobby
Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00AM-Noon C102 Wilson Lobby
Monday, February 24, 2020
1:30pm-3:00PM Engineering Building Lobby
Friday, March 20, 2020
10:00AM-Noon C102 Wilson Lobby
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
9:30am-11:30AM Engineering Building Lobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
WIE Celebrate August 30th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in E10 Wilson Hall

 WIE CELEBRATE! - KICKOFF THE 2018-2019 YEAR WITH WIE!

Join us for fun, food, music and connections!  Meet other women engineering students, College faculty and staff, have your picture taken in the Photo Booth, enjoy the music and unique refreshments.  WE WILL HAVE DOOR PRIZES!

Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:30pm-8:00PM Essex Room (E10) Wilson Hall

 

 

 E-WEEK EVENT WITH CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time TBA
Location TBA

 

 

WIE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT – We know high school students and incoming students have lots of questions and concerns.  You may have benefited from the advice of other students when you started, so now is your chance to give back.  We are always in need of volunteers to assist with our Pre-College initiatives. There are many opportunties to participate in outreach through the WIE affiliated student groups and WIE Recruitment and K-12 Outreach.  If you are interested in learning more about these programs please contact the student organizations or WIE Recruitment and K-12 Outreach.  There are other ways to get involved in WIE! Come join us at our WIE brain breaks for free snacks that are held once a month or join the mentorship program next year.  Applications for the WIE Connect Mentorship program are sent out during the Summer.  There are also some student groups that you can join such as SWE, WIC, and you can rush Phi Rho during the Fall.  Check out the calender for a schedule of events.