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Women Investing in and Guiding Students (WINGS)
Eight-month college-to-career mentoring program
FEATURED WINGS EVENTS
Orientation is scheduled in the beginning of the academic year. Incoming WINGS mentees find out about the nuts and bolts of the program, get to know each other and get their questions answered. They compare their schedules with the calendar of events and determine if there are potential conflicts. Mentors do not attend the orientation. Mentees will meet them at each company's kick off.
Each company hosts a Kick Off event where mentees find out about what mentoring is from the company's point of view. They get to meet their mentors, discuss their goals and objectives as well as their expectations for the upcoming year and set up a meeting schedule.
Resume Writing & Mock Interviews
To help students stand out while applying for internships and jobs, we bring in company recruiters to share what they look for in a candidate. The students learn about resume dos and don’ts, how to land an interview, and the next steps to take once receiving an offer. They also have the opportunity to practice interviewing with a panel of mentors and gain insight on how to handle tough interview questions.
WINGS Networking Social
This event brings together mentors and mentees from all the participating companies and allows students to exercise their networking and personal branding skills.
This workshop allows students to help develop their “brand.” Students learn about the importance of developing an “elevator pitch”, creating a roadmap for their career, and maintaining an image that will help them achieve their goals.
Presentation Skills Workshop
After a short review on Presentation Do's and Dont's from a professional public speaking coach, WINGS mentees get to practice their public speaking skills and receive immediate feedback and advice for improvement.
Love and Money
This personal finance workshop is a favorite among students and mentors alike. It explores how to budget and save for big purchases and exposes students to terminology used in managing personal finances and saving for the future. Students have an opportunity to ask questions after the panel presentation.