New mentoring program is starting this Fall for CEC female students

This fall the CEC Women's Advisory Committee will initiate a new mentoring program targeting CEC women entering their 2nd or 3rd year at Miami. Students will be paired with a professional alumna to foster a professional mentoring relationship. 


Picture with aspects of mentoring

This program was created to help female CEC students to develop professional connections in their career paths, and become comfortable with the path that they had chosen. Given that 1 out of every 5 women in the United States does not have a mentor, CEC wanted to develop a program to assist in this process.

Once the mentors and mentees are paired, they will meet on a regular basis throughout the school year, either in person or virtually. In the pairings, they will discuss academic and career aspirations, challenges, and areas of personal and professional development.

 So what does the Women’s Advisory Committee do?

The Women’s Advisory Committee was created 5 years ago to address the low enrollment of females into CEC. This committee has be working with faculty and staff to create programs, like this one, to aid in increasing the number of females in CEC.

We are so grateful for the work that the Women’s Advisory Committee does for CEC. If you are interested in getting involved in this program, information sessions about this program will be held on September 9th and September 12th in Garland Hall. Be on the lookout for more details when this date approaches.

By Maggie Cavanaugh, CEC Communications Reporter