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Letter From Our President

Hello! I hope you have been having a wonderful summer and are gearing up for an exciting fall! My name is Samara Gallagher and I am President of the Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program (WMP) for 2018-2019. On behalf of the entire board, we are so happy to have you joining us. The students here at RPI  are really what… Read more »

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What’s the Purpose of the Mentor Program?

  What’s the Purpose of the Mentor Program? The seven goals of the Mentor Program are: To facilitate a seamless transition to the Rensselaer campus To identify avenues for building friendships among Rensselaer students To encourages study and personal habits leading to successful academic performance at Rensselaer and beyond To provide information about college-level activities that… Read more »

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Support from Your WMP Community

Support from Your WMP Community In addition to receiving support from your mentor, there are many other women in the Mentor Program who can offer their sage advice and support! The Mentor Program offers monthly social and professional development events/workshops where you can meet other first year women and their mentors. Although you and your… Read more »

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Seeking Volunteers for Design Your Future Day

Design Your Future Day is annual recruiting event that identifies outstanding eleventh grade high school females who have excelled in math and science and want to learn about STEM degree programs and careers.  The School has been utilizing this program for over 20 years to help diversify its student population.  Design Your Future Day will take… Read more »

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Apply for a Board Position!

Board Position Roles and Responsibilities  President Develops board and general body meeting schedule for following academic year Leads weekly board meetings to discuss board business, including board administration and changes to WMP board Bylaws Provides a meeting agenda to all board members two days in advance of weekly meeting Meets with program director and executive… Read more »

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Happy International Women’s Day!

  March 8th is International Women’s Day!  Happy International Women’s Day to all of our members, Rensselaer staff and students! International Women’s Day is meant to help celebrate women in the workforce and promote women’s rights.  The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1910, meaning that the holiday has been celebrated for over 100… Read more »

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“7 Tips To Help Land That Internship”

Forbes published an article titled “7 Tips to Help Land That Internship.”  We wanted to share this article to help our members in pursuit of work experience! Tips include: “Emphasize Flexibility” “Experience Comes in Many Forms” To read more, please check out the following link. https://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2013/06/24/7-tips-to-help-land-that-internship/#1cd4c63f4a87  

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Behavioral Interview Success – Advice from our Workshop

By Shreya Gupta Behavioral interviewing has become an increasingly popular method of job interviewing.  Companies such as AT&T and Accenture began using the behavioral interviewing methods in the 1970s, and since and increasing number of employers are ditching traditional interviews and conducting behavioral-based ones.  Knowing how to excel in the behavioral interview has become a crucial… Read more »

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“5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful”

Check out themuse’s article “5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful” It includes suggestions on how to ensure success within day to day work operations. Tips include: “1. Keep a Gratitude Journal 2. Reduce Context Switching 3. Create ‘If/When-Then’ Plans 4. Exercise—Even if Only for a Few Minutes 5. Have a Shutdown… Read more »

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Members account for 72% of Females in Freshman Class!

This year, our new freshmen members account for 72% of females in the freshman class!  We currently have 382 mentees in our program partnered with 278 mentors.  We look forward to seeing our new members at events throughout the year and hope your first couple weeks of class went well!