Mentorship Program

About the Mentorship Program

The goal of the program is to connect undergraduate graduate students and young professionals with more experienced individuals who are happy to share their knowledge and provide career support. The ideal mentor is a professional in the field of polymer science and technology (2-30 years of industry/academic experience) who would be able to provide insight and guidance related to project/thesis work, resume writing, interviewing, seeking summer internships, networking, choosing a career path and work-life balance.

Mentor Expectations

Mentors and mentees are introduced via email.  Each pairing is expected to reach out to each other and establish the method(s) and frequency of communicating. Connect at least once a month by phone, email/text or in person.

Face to face interactions are highly encouraged schedule permitting

Report back to Program Leaders if there are any issues

Program Timeline

The program starts in October and ends in May to align with the local university terms.  Pairings are made based on common technical interests and professional considerations.  SPE GGS will host group events throughout the term to facilitate networking between mentors and mentees.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out one of the forms below.

Application Forms

Program Leaders

  • Yanika Schneider -
  • Jennifer Hoffman -