A curriculum is established to provide guidance for student-mentor meetings and to align them with learning community meetings and the full group meetings and activities. 


  1. Job search, how to interview, potential interview questions
  2. How to choose and negotiating initial job offer(s), benefits, adaptation to a new place
  3. Professional image, strengthening your personal brand, work-life integration
  4. Building mentorship (how to find a mentor) and developing professional network 
  5. Navigating the organizational culture: Interactions with your boss, peers, and direct reports 
  6. Conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, dealing with microaggression and implicit bias
  7. How to advance yourself in the workplace, how to recognize the opportunities
  8. Career development, How to look for other job opportunities; either at your company, or another company, becoming comfortable taking risks
  9. Diversity in the work place, imposter syndrome, building confidence
  10. One minute talk: prepare and deliver a clear, accurate, interesting short talk



  1. Learning communities are established which will serve as support networks for the students. The learning communities will meet regularly on a bi-monthly basis facilitated by an adviser to share their experiences and to motivate each other and to build confidence. 
  2. A meeting between mentor and student will be organized on a bi-monthly basis alternating with learning community meetings. These meetings will be structured around a curriculum topic to coordinate discussions within the learning communities. It could be in person or by Skype or equivalent. 
  3. Meetings will be organized among mentors at the beginning to discuss the program and at midway through the program to discuss progress
  4. Meetings will be organized with the full group including all the mentors, LC advisers, and students for various activities.