WSU Tri-Cities

Career Development Center

Pre-Science Students: Be a Mentee

Enhance your success by being mentored

How would I benefit?

Being a part of the Science Mentoring Program is an excellent way to learn what it takes to be successful as a science student from an experienced peer who has gone through the process.

A mentee is a freshman or sophomore who is matched with an advanced science student/mentor to meet on a regular basis to get “insider tips” like:

  • Who to see about what and when
  • What professors really want
  • Where to connect with free resources to support your success
  • How to grow skills in demand by employers
  • How to prepare and apply for paid internships
  • How to prepare for graduate or professional school
  • And more...

Mentees also earn scholarships.

The commitment for the mentorship program includes:

  • Attend an orientation session with your assigned mentor.
  • Meet with your mentor once every week in the first month and once every two weeks until the end of the academic year; program concludes before finals week, April 2014.
  • Attend a minimum of four student success workshops conducted by Career Development Center before May 31, 2014. (We offer more than 14 different ones at different times).
  • Meet with the Mentor Program Supervisor once, to debrief about their experience with the program before May 31, 2014.
  • Participate in 2 out of 3 special events in spring semester:
    • Professional Day
    • Connections event
    • Science Extravaganza

Who is eligible to apply?

You can apply if you:

  • Are currently enrolled in and being advised as a pre-science major at WSU Tri-Cities? preference is given to students interested in the general biological science or general physical science major.
  • Will be enrolled in at least six (6) semester credits at WSU Tri-Cities in Spring 2014

How do I apply to be in the program?

Please submit a résumé at and complete an online application form at by December 16, 2013.

Where do I get more information?

If you have questions about application requirements, scholarships, time commitment or other questions about the program, contact Dimple Patel at 509-372-7660 or

Career Development Center, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 99354-1671
509-372-7600, Fax 509-372-7676, Contact Us