CSC Mentorship Program
As of Fall'13, m4burns, nguenthe, and others are interested in starting a low-overhead CSC mentorship program.
This is currently in the planning stages, more to come as it rolls out.
Many of the other mentorship programs have some sort of ethics code. We (being m4 and nick) want to minimize bureaucracy, but will need some way to chastise or get rid of bad mentors that's better than just pulling the rug out from under them and their mentees. Perhaps we should just start it and add rules if we feel they are absolutely necessary as issues crop up.
There are other mentorship programs floating around campus. We might both learn from or overlap awkwardly with them. Below is meant to be a full list, but may be missing entries:
|WiCS||For women only. For pairing upper years with first years only. Onerous monthly written reports from all participants, intimidating (but perhaps necessary) ethics code||?? (does anyone know how much traction they have?)|
|Women in Engineering||Lots of warm-fuzzy soft-skills advice. Not much detail on their site about what they actually do. Onerity: low? Seems similar to the design we were envisioning, though again they are only interested in pairing first years with upper years.||Seems active: they host workshop events https://uwaterloo.ca/women-in-engineering/events|
|AskEngAlumni||For engineers||Seems dead?|
|DDC||For double-degree students. Similar in scope to CSC-mentorship.||???????|
|GSoC||What does GSoC do? How do they handle churn and dropouts and ethics?||Very popular and busy and big and funded.|
|ActSci Club||They don't have a mentorship program, they have mentorship events where the first n (n~=20) frosh that sign up get to have a mock interview by the senior asclub members, and then they all drink bubble tea||Busy!|