CS/SE External Mentorship Program for Underrepresented Students
Providing additional mentoring support for our underrepresented students...
Historically, underrepresented groups (e.g., females, African-American, Hispanic/Latinx etc.), in computer science (CS) fields face unique structural and social barriers, which create differences in opportunities to obtain education and pursue a career in this vital field. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects CS-related jobs to grow much faster than those of other domains (e.g., 24% increase in software developer positions are projected by 2026, resulting in approximately 1.4 million more software development jobs than applicants who can fill them). However, only a small percentage of CS bachelor’s degrees in the United States are earned by underrepresented groups (e.g., women earn 18% of CS bachelor’s degrees).
To support underrepresented groups pursuing a CS/ SE degree, the Department of Computer Science at BGSU offers a unique mentorship opportunity that allows students to engage with an industry mentor to learn about the challenges and practices related to real-world workplaces.
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The Bowling Green Computer Science External Mentorship Program (BGCS-EMP) pairs each underrepresented student with one of our industry partners for a unique mentorship experience.
As a student participant you will be able to...
- Learn from the industry experts and prepare for your career;
- Gain practical advice;
- Increase your confidence;
- Hone your communication, study and personal skills;
- Expand networking opportunities;
- and much more.
The responsibilities of the participants (please read these before you sign up as a mentor or mentee):
To sign up for BGCS-EMP, use one of the following links and provide your information:
Any questions about the CS-EMP opportunity can be directed to the Program Lead, Dr. JK Jake Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org