Black Women in STEM Mentor Collective

The Black Women in STEM Mentor Collective matches Black female student affiliates with Black IU Alumnae who are trained mentors. This program will have more emphasis on support, retention, the unique needs of Black women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as career development, networking, confidence building, and real-work environment awareness. Black women alumnae mentors serve as advocates, sounding boards, catalysts, and role models. Mentors will provide encouragement, support, guidance, and advice.

The matches are made based on professional aspiration, common interests, background and academics. Mentor Collective mentorships involve meeting at least once per month, usually via video chat, and address topics like:

  • Network with Black women professionals who majored in STEM at IU
  • Workforce tips for success
  • Sounding board
  • Navigating the politics of academia
  • Internship coaching
  • Sharing pathways to success
  • Self management in a majority white dominated place (school or work)
  • Safe space for sharing challenges
  • Internship coaching

Register now! Here's how:

  • Go to the Registration Form create an account.
  • Choose what kind of mentor you want. Fill out a survey that will help you connect with a mentor that shares your interests and experiences.
  • Connect with your mentor. Get to know your mentor via video chat, text message, and even social media.
  • Succeed together. You and your mentor will build the indiana University CEWiT experience that fits you best - after graduation, in classes, at work, in campus organizations, and with new friends.