Status 
In progress
Debra Richardson and Sharnnia Artis

Dates

Activity Start Date 
October 1, 2016
Target Completion Date 
June 30, 2018
Goal statement 
Retain underrepresented students by connecting them with industry mentors along with related opportunities.

Meta

Organization
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, UC Irvine
UserID
djr@ics.uci.edu
City
Irvine
State
California
Activity Description 

Connect underrepresented students with industry mentors along with job shadowing, internship opportunities and career development workshops.

Progress On Activity 
We have an established undergraduate mentorship program, but it needs revamping, ensuring that activities are well aligned to the goal.
Lessons Learned 
Students are not always aware of the benefits of mentoring.
Mentors and mentees need an orientation and training.
Activities need to be more intentionally planned with more formal structure.
Goal tag(s) 
Recruiting
Retaining
Mentoring
Raising Awareness