We are well aware being a minority in undergraduate/graduate programs, and even in workplaces, can be overwhelming. Establishing the Blacks in I/O Mentorship Program allows for, YOU, our members to interact and learn from those who look like you and/or who are in spaces you hope to reach.
"Mentorship provides access to those who might not otherwise have it...Mentorship builds up a network and opens doors to new relationships that can influence a career trajectory."
Marcus Stevenson, Salesforce
"The mentorship program has had a positive impact on me. The guidance and support, I got through the mentorship is indeed crucial, and I am glad I had the privilege to participate in the Mentorship program which was beneficial to me." ~2022-2023 Mentee
"As an early-career professional, Chad’s dedication to my development shone brightly through opportunities to connect me with his network, providing me with valuable insights for my career and research. His unwavering support has nurtured my development and bolstered my confidence as a young professional in the field. Chad created a safe space where he helped me navigate the complexities of being a first-year master's student." ~2022-2023 Mentee
To participate in the mentorship program, Blacks in I/O would like to uphold the following expectations:
You must be a current member of Blacks in I/O.
For 2023-2024, the cohort is now in session.
Check here next year, July 2024!
If there are additional questions regarding the program, please feel free to reach out to please contact Riza Leak at firstname.lastname@example.org.