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Department of Computer Science

Student-Alumni Mentorship Program

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The Tufts Computer Science Department with Tufts Women in Computer Science runs a mentorship program pairing Computer Science students with mentors in the professional world. This program matches a Tufts CS student (undergraduate or graduate) with a Tufts alum as real world/professional mentor.

  • For students (mentees): This is an amazing opportunity to start building a professional network. Making professional connections is a great way to get your foot in the door, and your mentor can tell you about their experiences. The mentorship program is also a great way to start figuring out what you want to use your CS knowledge for.
     
  • For alumni (mentors): This is a great way to give back to younger CS students and help them learn more about the field, the professional world, and career opportunities. This is also a way to continue to be involved and connected with Tufts Computer Science. The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index report "underscored the importance of mentors who care about students as persons, make them excited about learning and encourage them to pursue their goals and dreams. However, an insufficient percentage of students are receiving high-quality mentoring."

Mentor-mentee pairings will be made based on interests.

Fall 2019

We'll be doing mentor and mentee signups until Friday, October 25th. Mentor-mentee pairings will be made by the end of October.

Guides

Acknowledgement

This program was founded by Tatiana Doyle (Class of 2019).

    A group of Tufts students, faculty, and alumni mug for the camera at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

    Women in Computer Science

    The Tufts Department of Computer Science is proud to support initiatives that encourage women to pursue computer science at Tufts and beyond.