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					Mentor
                  Prospective Mentor Consideration Proposal
Program Mission: To equip female students with skills to pursue careers in the information
technology (IT) cluster and scientific research/engineering cluster.

Program Description: Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to provide
awareness of the IT and Scientific Research/Engineering Clusters, pursue further exploration of
IT and Scientific Research/Engineering careers, and develop skills to pursue career
opportunities within the IT and Scientific Research/Engineering Clusters.

Potential activities include:
   -job shadowing and mentoring
   -on-line job shadowing, mentoring, and career exploration
   -personal development workshops for mentees and their mentors that include career
   development, assertiveness skills, communication skills, time management, course
   advisement, dress for the workplace, workplace etiquette, and portfolio development

Mentor Responsibilities:
   Participate in a two-three hour mentor training.
   Correspond with mentee by e-mail once a week.
   Provide guidance and advisement to mentee in career area.
   Participate in 2-3 workshops with mentee.
   Provide one to two opportunities for mentee to job shadow with you.
   Report on mentorship as requested by site coordinator.
   Evaluate mentorship experience for self and mentee.

Name:___________________________Home Phone:__________________________

Home Address_________________________________________________________
                   (PO Box/Street)             (State)                (Zip)
Place of business___________________Business e-mail_______________________

Business Address_______________________________________________________
                 (PO Box/Street)                  (State)    (Zip)

Business phone______________________Business FAX________________________

Check the category into which your occupation falls:
      Information Technology Scientific Research/Engineering              Other _______
If Interested Please Return This By May 27, 20__ to:

Name
Address
City, State
Email
Phone number
                                                             Sample 1




                     Mentor Application 20__-20__
Objective: To encourage females to pursue nontraditional careers in science,
engineering and Information Technology.


Mentor Responsibilities

      Correspond with mentee by e-mail once a week.
      Provide guidance and advisement to mentee in career area.
      Participate in 2-3 workshops with mentee.
      Provide one opportunity for mentee to job shadow with you.
      Report on mentorship as requested by site coordinator.
      Evaluate mentorship experience for self and mentee.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name: ____________________________ Home Phone:________________________

Home Address_________________________________________________________
               (PO Box/Street)                  (State)         (Zip)

Home E-mail_____________________ Business E-mail_______________________

Place of business________________________Mail Preference: ___Work ___Home

Business Address______________________________________________________
                (PO Box/Street)            (State)               (Zip)

Business phone___________________ Business FAX________________________

Supervisor Name_________________ Supervisor Phone______________________

Current occupation – please name and describe:
Check the category into which your occupation falls:
Information Technology Scientific Research/Engineering Other, please
name_______________________________

REFERENCES:

Please provide two references (one business and one personal-no relatives)

Personal reference:                       Business reference:
Name___________________________ Name____________________________

Address_________________________ Address__________________________

City____________________________ City_____________________________
      (State)         (Zip)               (State)            (Zip)
Business phone__________________ Business Phone____________________

Relationship to you_______________ Relationship to you_________________


DATES FOR GIRLTECH MEETINGS 20__-20__

       September 25                 Mentors & Mentees
                                    Kick-Off Event
                                    Noon – 3:30pm Light snacks provided

       November 20                  Mentees Only
                                    AM Group      8:15 -10:50 a.m.
                                    PM Group     12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

       January 29                   Mentors & Mentees
                                    AM Group      8:15 -10:50 p.m.
                                    PM Group    12:15 - 3:00 p.m.

       March 25                     Mentees Only
                                    AM Group      8:50 -10:50 a.m.
                                    PM Group     12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

       May 6                        Mentors & Mentees
                                    GirlTech Recognition Ceremony

In an effort to provide alternative methods of communication I agree that ALL the
information listed above may be shared with my mentee and other mentors in the Francis
Tuttle GIRLTECH Program.

Signed:______________________________________________

Return to: Name, title, Email address, mailing address, phone
                                   Mentor Profile
Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor! The following information will
be useful in matching you with a student.

      List the hobbies, extracurricular activities, and interests you had when you
       were in school.




      List your current hobbies and interests.




      Briefly outline some of the career learning experiences you would like to
       provide your mentee.




      Briefly describe why you want to be a mentor and what you would have to
       offer as a mentor.




I certify the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my
knowledge. I will fulfill the responsibilities designated in the application. I authorize
GirlTech to receive and review any criminal history record maintained by a law-
enforcement agency; and, I further authorize anyone listed on the application to give
GirlTech any information regarding my character and fitness for working with students. I
release all such references from liability for any damage that may result from furnishing
such information to GirlTech, and I waive any right that I may have to inspect the
references provided on my behalf.

________________________          ______________________            ______________
Applicant Signature                    Printed Name                 Date

I hereby support the employee,____________________________, to serve as a
mentor to a female student and have read the expectations from Industry
Responsibilities and agree to fulfill said expectations.

_______________________________                ________________________________
Immediate Supervisor Signature                            Printed Name and Title
_______________________________
Date
                                                                                                      Sample 2


                                                        Mentor Application
                           Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Mentoring Program for Girls


Name:____________________________________Home Phone:______________________

Home email:_________________________________________________________________

Home Address:_______________________________________________________________
                        (PO Box/Street)                 (City)     (State, Zip)
SS# or Driver’s Number:_____________________________ Date of Birth_________________

Place of Business:_____________________________________________________________

Business email:________________________________________________________________

Business Address:______________________________________________________________
                        (PO Box/Street)                 (City)  (State, Zip)
Business Phone:___________________________Business Fax:_________________________

I would prefer my GirlTech mail be sent to:__________home___________work

In an effort to provide alternative methods of communication I agree that contact information listed above
may be shared with my mentee and other mentors in the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center GirlTech
program.

Signed:_______________________________________________________________

Employer:
Mentor Responsibilities
          Participate in Mentor Training                                  Provide one to two opportunities for
          Correspond with student by email once                            student to shadow with you
           a week                                                          Report on Mentorship as requested by
          Provide guidance and advisement to                               Caddo Kiowa Coordinator
           student in career area                                          Evaluate mentorship experience for self
                                                                            and student
    I hereby support the employee, __________________________________________, to serve as a mentor
    to a female student and to fulfill the mentor responsibilities as outlined above.

    _________________________________ ____________________________                     ____________________
         Immediate Supervisor Signature  Printed Name and Title                               Date

                                             GirlTech Meetings 20__-20__

    October 12                                    April 5, Wednesday
                                                  9:00-10:45
    November 1                                    Panther Room
    November 30
    January 18                                    May 3, Wednesday
                                                  9:00-10:45
    February 22, Wednesday                        Panther Room
    10:00-11:30
    EEC, Room 4
                                               Mentor Application
                      Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Mentoring Program for Girls



Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor! The following information will
be useful in matching you with a student.

      List the hobbies, extracurricular activities, and interests you had when you
       were in school.




      List your current hobbies and interests.




      Briefly outline some of the career learning experiences you would like to
       provide your mentee.




      Briefly describe why you want to be a mentor and what you would have to
       offer as a mentor.




I certify the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my
knowledge. I will fulfill the responsibilities designated in the application. I
authorize GirlTech to receive and review any criminal history record maintained
by a law-enforcement agency; and, I further authorize anyone listed on the
application to give GirlTech any information regarding my character and fitness
for working with students. I release all such references from liability for any
damage that may result from furnishing such information to GirlTech, and I waive
any right that I may have to inspect the references provided on my behalf.

__________________________ ________________________                               _______________
       Applicant Signature                      Printed Name                           Date

Permission granted from Caddo Kiowa GirlTech
                    MENTOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 20__-0__

MENTOR NAME_______________________________            DATE____________________________

INTERVIEWED BY_____________________________

   1. Tell us about your career plans and why you are interested in a mentor
      program?



   2. Who influenced you in your career path?



   3. Explain your responsibilities in your current job?



   4. What character traits have helped you to be successful in your job?



   5. What do you wish someone would have told you earlier in regards to your career
   path?




   6. What are your future goals related to your career?




   7. What do you hope to give by being a mentor?




   8. Do you have a preference for working with a High School or Adult student?
                 Directions for Web Background Check
Oklahoma Court System
Location:  http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp

Information Needed:
      a.) Mentor’s name
      b.) Social Security Number or Drivers license number

Directions:
1. Select Court Dockets a link at the top of the page.

2.   Click on Search Dockets, located on the left menu.

3.   Docket Search
      The first statement you will see is:
      1. Select the Database you wish to search.
      Select "All Oklahoma Courts."

4.     Scroll past 2. Enter Date Range and Case Type. Do not add anything here.

5.     3. Enter Search Information.
       Option 1.
       "Search by Case Number." Do not add anything in this box.


6.     "Search by Party"
       Place the curser in the box labeled “last” and type in the mentor's last name.
       Place the curser in the box labeled “first” and type in the mentor's first name.
       Place the curser in the box labeled “middle” and type in the mentor's middle
       name, if you have it.
       Place the curser in the box labeled “Identifying Number” and add either their
       social security number or driver’s license number. Do not add hyphens.
       It is beneficial to have an identifying number since there might be several people
       with the same name.

7.     Skip down below Option 4 to the bottom of the page.
       Click on the gray rectangle “Execute Search" and see what you get! Hopefully
       nothing. Contact Kelly Arrington at 405-743-5159, if you get something.
                       Mentor Background Check Information

GirlTech 20__-20__

Name                   Date of   Social Security or    Work Phone Number
                       Birth     Driver’s License
                                 Number




Confidential Information
                                   Telephone Script


   Introduce yourself and that you are with ODCTE and member of GirlTech
   committee.

   Calling because her name had been suggested as a possible mentor or would know
   possible mentors for GirlTech, which is a mentoring project.

   Explain project:
          This project will help equip female students with skills to pursue careers in
          information technology and scientific research/engineering clusters.

          Involves matching female students from technology centers to female
          mentors in business world-these students might be junior high school to adult.

          Most of the mentoring would be on-line, although it would involve face-to-face
          meetings with workshop participation and a job shadowing component

          If you want, you can also mention that a Web based component is also being
          developed that will have career exploration, specific strategies for success in
          nontraditional areas, online career information delivery system, etc. for the
          participants.

   Her (mentor) responsibilities would include:
      Participate in a two-three hour mentor training.
      Correspond with mentee by email once a week.
      Provide guidance and advisement to mentee in career area.
      Participate in 2-3 workshops with mentee.
      Provide one to two opportunities for mentee to job shadow with you.
      Report on mentorship as requested by site coordinator.
      Evaluate mentorship experience for self and mentee.
      Estimated time commitment: one to two hours per week.



If interested, we will send her the nomination form. She would complete nomination
form that includes supervisor approval and references. Then an interview would be
scheduled at an agreeable date/time/place. Hope to have mentors and mentees
matched and “get acquainted” reception on August 27.
                                   Reference Letter




Date


MEMORANDUM


TO:

FROM:        Kelly Arrington, Guidance Coordinator

SUBJECT: Reference for

_____________is a mentor in a project called GirlTech. GirlTech matches young
female students in our technology centers interested in a nontraditional career path to a
female who is in the same career field. They correspond through an online database
and have face-to-face meetings as well. One of the requirements for the mentors is to
provide us with a personal reference and a business reference. Emily listed you as a
personal reference. Would you please take a few moments and complete the attached
reference check and return it in the business envelope provided. If you have questions,
my phone number is 405.743-5159 or my email address is karri@okcareertech.org.
Please return the reference check by _____________ or before.

Thank you.
                              Personal Reference Check

Mentor Name:_______________________________________               Date:____________

Checker:_____________________________

Personal reference name:___________________________________________


What is your connection with the person? Are you a relative or family member of the
applicant?




What are her strong points?


What are her limitations?


In your opinion, how would you characterize the person's technical expertise in what
she does in her job?


Using the rating scale below, to what degree does she demonstrate:

5=Outstanding    4=Good     3=Satisfactory    2= Below average    1=Unsatisfactory

High personal standards          Rating:_____
Personal integrity               Rating:_____
Ethical behavior                 Rating:_____
Positive attitude                Rating:_____

Does the person interact positively with younger people, peers, and other adults? Can
you give some examples?


If you had a daughter, would you choose this person as her mentor? Why or why not?
                               Employer Reference Check


Mentor’s Name:____________________________________                Date:____________

Checker: ____________________________

Employment reference name:___________________________________________


What is your connection with the person (co-worker, supervisor, etc.)?



Please rate the performance of the employee by responding to the following questions
using this 5-point rating scale.

5=Outstanding    4=Good       3=Satisfactory   2= Below average    1=Unsatisfactory

How well does the person plan and organize work responsibilities?         Rating:_____
How well did the person achieve the results you desired?                  Rating:_____
How effective is the person in satisfying customers?                      Rating:_____
How would you rate the person’s technical expertise and knowledge?        Rating:_____
To what degree does the person demonstrate high work
 standards and ethics?                                                    Rating:_____
How would you rate the person’s attendance record?                        Rating:_____
How would you rate the person’s overall attitude towards work?            Rating:_____


What are her strong points?



What are her limitations?
                                    Mentor Address Table

Firstname Lastname           Business       Address1   City   Phone/ Fax
                                                              email




 Permission granted from Caddo Kiowa GirlTech
                                   Get Acquainted Meeting


Dear Mentor:

I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and knowledge by being a
mentor to students involved in the Girl Tech initiative. I’m excited about this opportunity
for the mentee’s to get first hand knowledge about your work environment. This is a
great opportunity for them to become more attuned with what it takes to be a female in a
nontraditional career, hopefully better preparing them to be a success in their chosen
profession.

I have set a date to allow you to get acquainted with your mentee and to receive training
on emailing and contacting each other.




     MEETING TIME: 10:00-11:00 am or 12:30-1:30 pm
          DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
     MENTOR MEETING: BUILDING 200, Computer Lab
Your scheduled time is listed below along with the name of your mentee:


       Mentee:_______________________              Time:______________________

Please call or email me to let me know if you will be able to attend on
January 25th. I can be reached at (phone number) or (email address).

Thank you for your interest in the GirlTech program.

Sincerely,



Name,
GirlTech Coordinator




Permission granted from Canadian Valley GirlTech
                   Expectations And Suggested Activities
       “Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from
       being open to all the questions.”           Earl Gray Stevens

Mentors To Do List

#1 Make contact with your student at least one time per month via email on the
GirlTech Web site - http://okgirltech.org We would encourage you to make contact
more often if your schedule permits. The new GirlTech Web site community offers you
many opportunities to share with your student, other mentors, your school site
coordinators and the GirlTech administration.

Do: Establish a positive relationship, develop life skills, assist youth in obtaining
resources and increase abilities to interact with social and cultural groups.

Do: Encourage, assist in building self-confidence, turn situations into learning
experiences, and model professional behavior.

Do: Find places to ôpraise your studentö - it might be a well-written sentence, a
creative thought your student shared, or your student telling you they did well on an
exam. Emphasize how doing well in school leads to many more opportunities.

Do: Share information with your student about the different kinds of jobs/careers people
have in your business. Once again, stress that the more education you have, the more
options you have!

Do: Share questions and comments about workplace task management skills, like
being on time, working with others or completing tasks. What happens to the mentor in
their positions if they are late to work or do not complete tasks given on time.

Do: Help your student to understand the relationship between work and learning
 Ask your student to tell you about one or two things learned in school each week. Be
creative and tell the student how you use that skill or idea in your work or adult life.


Mentors Can Help Students Develop Marketable Skills

Students will gain:
1. Knowledge of the benefits of educational achievement to career opportunities.
2. Understanding the relationship between work and learning.
3. Skills to interact positively with others.
Mentors Can Help students to Interact positively with others
       Through the course of your conversations, you and your student will build a
relationship. Sometimes it might be fun to point out the different skills you each bring to
the relationship. Sometimes students will talk with you about their friends and their
relationships with teachers or others in school. This is a good time to point out the
importance of cooperating with others; how to ask questions if you don’t understand,
how to share responsibilities and work as a team.

Managing and Monitoring e-mails
When responding to e-mails, manage expectations, address any problems that may
arise and remember to communicate.
       Update and communicate changes
       Refer appropriately
       Act Promptly

Activity ideas for online mentors and students
This list has ideas for online activities mentors can do with students via e-mail
and the Web.

This list was compiled with the understanding that the focus of a mentoring program is
being a supportive, caring friend, not necessarily tutoring, training or helping with
homework (although these activities may occur as part of mentoring). A primary focus of
an online mentoring program is creating a meaningful, trusting relationship between the
mentor and the student.

These suggestions are to help keep conversations flowing, but should be used as
guidelines, not as the only things to talk about online. Also, DON'T try to do lots of
activities at once, or ask several questions in just one e- mail. Many of these activities
may each take several e- mails back and forth to fully explore.

Finally, mentors should remember to share as much information as they are asking for,
to do the same online activities listed below that students are doing, and to use these
suggestions to sometimes switch roles -- let the student guide the mentor!


Suggested E-mail and Web Browsing Activities

Talk about why you got involved in GirlTech, what you are looking forward to, what
    makes you nervous about it, what you hope to get out of it, and what you hope to
    give as part of it.

Refer to what you know about each other already. Note what you have in common, and
    what you would like to hear more about the other.

Talk about your favorite movies/celebrities/ performers/historical figures/heroes/sports
figures or teams, etc., why you like them and what you learn from them.

Talk about a book you are reading and why you like it, or don't like it.

Talk about your favorite foods to eat, and your favorite foods to cook (and how to cook
    them!). Try out each others' recipes and discuss how they worked out.

Share information and details of things that might be unique to your particular job,
   culture or geographic area (clothing, ceremonies, music, traditions, food, etc.).

Share your favorite uses of the Internet, and the Web sites and online discussion
   groups you find most helpful or entertaining. Visit each other's favorite Web sites
   and offer your own opinion about them.

Seek out and share Web sites you think your mentor or student would enjoy, based on
   what you know about him or her.

Talk about your pets. Talk about animals that particularly intrigue you and why.

Share positive stories about your family.

Share stories about family conflicts/difficulties and how they were resolved -- or how you
   wish they had been resolved.

Discuss your favorite and least favorite classes, teachers, etc. and why (students --
    current classes and teachers; mentors -- past classes and teachers)

Talk about when you have volunteered to help another person or an organization (a
    church, a school, a cause you believe in, etc.). Why did you do it? How did the
    person or organization benefit from your service? How did YOU benefit from your
    service? What kinds of volunteering would you like to do?

Mentors: talk about your job, how you trained for it, what you do at your job, if it is
   different than what you planned on doing when you were in high school, other jobs
   you've had, including jobs you had as a teenager, and what you learned from them,
   etc.

Discuss career options.
Students: talk about homework you have recently been assigned or a school activity in
    which you are involved;

Mentors: help students find online resources that might help them with their homework
   or this activity.

Discuss your favorite music and performers.
Describe your dream home and the qualities it will have.

Describe your dream car and the qualities it will have.

Share genealogy information, and explore family trees together.

Participate in one or two of the many online interactive, educational areas provided by
    nonprofit groups, and talk about your experiences in using them, what you learned,
    what you liked, what you didn't like, etc. An example:

              Online Interactive Activities on Infectious Disease
              http://www.colorado.edu/outreach/BSI/k12activities/actid.html

Both of you take a tour of the artwork reproduced online from the National Gallery of Art.
    You can pick a specific genre/exhibit area, and discuss what you see, what you like,
    what you don't like, what you don't understand (mentors, you talk about this too!),
    etc.

Mentors: talk about difficulties you might have experienced as a teen or early in your
   career and how you overcame them.

Students: talk about difficulties you are facing and how you are dealing with them.

Discuss fashion -- clothing and hair styles you like, that you don't like, what's in style
    now, what used to be in style, etc.

Talk about college -- which college and universities you've heard of or are familiar with,
    why a young person should go to college, how to chose a college, how guidance
    counselors can be helpful in pursuing scholarships, and so forth. Mentors, if you
    attended a college or university, talk about how you chose which classes to take, if
    you ended up working in the profession you planned on in college, which classes
    you found particularly helpful, and so forth.

Work on the student's resume, or interviewing skills.

Discuss questions that get asked on college applications or in job interviews. Mentors,
    talk about what it was like for you when you were trying to get into college or to land
    your first job.
Refer back to previous discussions, or events that the student mentioned. "How did that
    test go?" or "How was dinner at your aunt's house?" or "How is your baby sister?"

Discuss how to be involved in the U.S. political process. Where would either of you go
    to register to vote in your area? What kind of local government does your area
    have? Have either of you ever met your mayor? A state elected official? A national
    official? What was that meeting or event like? If you could say anything to the
    President, what would you say?
     You can even help your student write a letter to a local representative about an
issue he or she is concerned with.

     Some sites to help you both explore government and politics and find out who your
elected officials are:

              Project Vote Smart
              THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet

    And don't forget to explore your state and local government Web sites as well!

Both of you take a fun test on Online Psych, such as the Personality Colors Test, and
    discuss your results.

Talk about what you do outside of work/school (hobbies, things you collect, how you
    spent your weekend, etc.)

Talk about the song, book character or movie character that you most identify with. For
    instance, what song sums up what your life is like right now, or how you feel right
    now? Have you read a book recently that hit close to home, that featured people
    and situations that were similar to those in your own life? Is there a movie that
    portrays circumstances you are very familiar with?

Share your own original short stories, poetry, song lyrics, artwork or other original
   materials that are easy to send and receive via e-mail (within the body of an e-mail
   or as an attachment).

Take a virtual tour of a particular city, outer space -- even a roller coaster! -- and talk
   about your experiences via e-mail. We've compiled a list of recommended virtual
   tours for online mentors and student to explore.

    WWW Virtual Tours http://www.virtualfreesites.com/tours.html
    Virtual College Tours http://www.campustours.com/banner3.html
    Virtual Worlds and Field trips http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/cti/virt.html

Describe your dream job, however far-fetched it might be, and the qualities it would
   have. Are there ways to pursue real jobs that would have some of those qualities,
   or activities outside of the work place that would have those qualities?

Read a book at the same time, or watch the same TV program, and discuss what you
   saw, what you learned, what you enjoyed, and what you didn't.

Share what you have faith in, what you believe in, and why.

Talk about online ethics. How do students feel about online filtering software? Hacking?
    Pretending to be someone else online? Web sites that don't allow people with
    disabilities to access them? What's appropriate and what's not appropriate behavior
    online?

Talk about how to balance work and life.

Talk about an adult who has (or had) a positive influence on you, and why.

Talk about peer pressure (mentors, remember that adults experience peer pressure
    too!!).

Both of you take the Kiersey Temperament Test
    http://www.advisorteam.com/user/ktsintro1.asp and discuss what the results were
    for you each.

Talk about the future. What are you most hopeful about for the future? What are you
    most scared of? What can you do to make a better future for yourself?

Come up with new activities for this list! Review the list together and talk about other
   suggestions, based on your experiences together. Then submit them to GirlTech
   Administration.

Suggested Advanced Activities

Create a Web site together. It can be something related to school work or to the
   mentor's professional work, a guide to an issue or subject both mentor and student
   share an interest in (the environment, a particular sports team, etc.), or a Web site
   for a nonprofit or community group you both care about. It could include links to
   your favorite Web sites on this subject, and artwork, essays and poetry you create
   yourselves, or solicit from others.

Prepare a biography of the mentor and his or her experience during the Depression,
    World War II, the Korean or Vietnam Wars, the Civil Rights movement, and other
    major U.S. and world events in his or her lifetime. This biography could be turned
    into a Web site and shared with others.

Keep a journal on a regular basis (perhaps weekly) in which you discuss what you've
   done and your feelings about what's happened at school, at your job, as part of a
   recreational activity, etc. Send the journals to one another and talk about the events
   and feelings expressed in each.

Use "virtual" (pretend) money to invest together in the stock market and learn about
   how it works. Sites like the Stockbrokers.com Investment Challenge allow users a
   set amount of "virtual" money to "invest" as part of a contest with other users.
   These sites provide research, statistics, updates, and other information used by
   actual investors to make investment decisions.
Meridian Technology Center
      DeAnna Little, Site Coordinator
     deannal@meridian-technology.com
         1312 South Sangre Road
           Stillwater, OK 74074
                405-377-3333
Program Mission:

To equip female students with the skills to pursue careers in information technology (IT),
science, research and engineering.

Program Description:

Students participated in a variety of activities designed to provide an awareness of the
IT/Engineering Clusters, motivate further exploration of IT/Engineering careers, and
develop skills to pursue career opportunities within the IT/Science, Research, and
Engineering Clusters.

Activities included:

  Job shadowing and mentoring

  Online E-mail communication, document sharing, and career exploration

  Personal development workshops for students and their mentors included: career
 development, assertiveness skills, communications skills, time management, course
 advisement, dress for the workplace, workplace etiquette, portfolio development

Program’s Anticipated Results:

  Increased female participation and completion of technology center IT/Engineering
 related programs

  Increased female participation and completion of post-secondary education/training
 in IT/Engineering related programs

  Non-traditional recruitment/retention model to be replicated throughout state

Mentor/Protégé Commitments:

  Participate in a one to three-hour job shadowing experience in February

  Correspond via www.okgirltech.com web site using e-mail ______ a month

  Respond to weekly Questions on the back of this book

  Attend the final workshop May 16th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  Evaluate mentorship experience at the final workshop.

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            Weekly emails – the key element for a successful e-mentoring experience




Web site:      www.okgirltech.org

Login Username:

Password:



LOGGING IN
  1) Navigate to www.okgirltech.org
  2) Enter your username & password in the fields on the left side of the screen.




   3) Click the LOG ON image or hit ENTER
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CREATING A NEW MAIL MESSAGE
  1) Click MyMessages on the Top Menu Bar. You are now at your Inbox.
   2) Click the New image on the Tertiary Menu Bar.
   3) Select the person or people who should receive this e-mail. Site Coordinators can send e-
       mail to any combination of the following users:
          State GirlTech Administrator
          All Site Mentors
          All Site Students
          Any combination of Site Mentors and/or Students

   4) Enter a Subject of the message. This will appear in the recipients Inbox.
   5) Enter the message.
   6) Check the spelling of the message by clicking the ABC image just above the message.
   7) You may attach up to one file on a message by clicking the Browse… button on the right
       side of the Attachment field.
   8) When you have finished your message, click the Send image in the lower left corner of
       the screen. Click the Cancel button if you wish to leave the message without sending it.


VIEWING YOUR INBOX
Your Inbox is your initial screen after authenticating on OKGirlTech.org. To view your
Inbox after navigating to other areas of the site, perform the following steps:

   1) Click MyMessages on the Top Menu Bar. You are now at your Inbox.
   2) Click on a message subject to read the message.


REPLYING TO A MESSAGE
When viewing a message, you can reply to it by clicking the Reply image on the Tertiary
Menu Bar.




       NOTE: Replying to a message only allows you to reply to the originator of
       the message.




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DELETING A MESSAGE

When viewing a message, you can delete it by clicking the Delete image on the Tertiary
Menu Bar.


       NOTE: When deleting a message, once you click and release the mouse
       button while on the Delete image, the message will be removed from the
       system immediately. The State GirlTech Administrator can not recover
       the message for you.

       Also, after deleting a message, you will be taken to the next message in
       your Inbox or Sent Box, whichever you were in when you opened the
       message you just deleted.




VIEWING SENT MAIL

   1) Click MyMessages on the Top Menu Bar. You are now at your Inbox.
   2) Click SENTBOX on the Tertiary Menu Bar. You are now viewing a list of e-mail
       messages you have sent.
You can open a message you have previously sent to view it. It can not be replied to, at
least not by you, but it can be deleted.



LOGGING OFF
Click the LOG OFF image in the upper right corner of the top banner.




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What Mentors Do
     Set high expectations of performance
     Offer challenging ideas
     Help build self-confidence
     Encourage professional behavior
     Offer friendship
     Listen to personal challenges and issues
     Confront negative behaviors and attitudes
     Teach by example
     Provide growth experiences
     Offer quotable quotes
     Explain how the Department/Agency works
     Offer wise counsel
     Encourage winning behavior
     Trigger self-awareness
     Share critical knowledge
     Provides opportunities to try new things
     Introduces mentee to new people, places, interests, or ideas
     Encourages mentee to approach other people as resources
     Suggests new sources of information
     Offer encouragement
     Help make the connection to the workplace from their classroom studies
          o Job shadowing and career advise




What Mentees Do
     Commit to active, open and honest communication with your mentor
     Be willing to accept new ideas
     Don’t be afraid to ask questions
     Utilize the experiences of your mentor for career advise
     Demonstrate professional dress, attitudes and behavior
     Share personal issues, but don’t cross the line of asking for assistance with any financial
      or other non-related problems and issues
     Absorb everything you can and learn from this experience!




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GETTING TO KNOW YOU . . . . . .

NAME:_____________________________
PHONE NUMBER: ______________________
EMAIL: ____________________________



   1. TELL    ME ABOUT YOURSELF          ....




   2. TELL    ME ABOUT YOUR GREATEST STRENGTHS….




   3. WHAT      ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS?




   4. WHAT AREAS DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE ON? ANY WEAKNESSES?
   (STUDENTS – ANY SUBJECTS YOU STRUGGLE WITH? MENTORS – ANY NEW     SKILLS YOU
   WANT TO LEARN?)




   5.   WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO GET FROM THIS MENTORING EXPERIENCE?




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                          WEEKLY QUESTIONS . . .
               JANUARY                      February to do list:
   M     T     W      T     F      S    S   Schedule Job Shadowing Experience
                                            Date:_____________
                                            Time: ________

                                            Students: please inform Mrs. Little when you have
                                            scheduled your job shadowing and if you need help
                                            with transportation.


                                            Weekly Email Questions:

             FEBRUARY                       Feb _ – What are you greatest strengths?
   M     T     W      T     F      S    S
                                            Feb _ – What are your career goals, 1 year
                                            and 5 years from now?

                                            Feb _ - What skills do you need to reach
                                            your goals?

                                            Feb _ - What are the greatest obstacles
                                            you are facing in reaching your goals and
                MARCH                       obtaining the right skills?
   M     T     W      T     F      S    S

                                            March

                                            March _ – Tell me about your most
                                            significant recent accomplishment?

                                            March _ – SPRING BREAK!!


  Reminder: Each year add                   March _ – Share an experience of a failure
  calendar days to the months.              that you learned from your mistakes?

                                            March _ – Share a talent you wish you had
                                            (American idol singer?)

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                    WEEKLY QUESTIONS . . .
                   APRIL                    April
 M      T      W      T     F      S    S
                                            April _ – Which assignments/tasks do you
                                            enjoy most at school or work?

                                            April _ – Which assignments/tasks do you
                                            put off and favor least?

                                            April _ – Mentees, share your updated
                                            resume with your mentor and have them
                   MAY                      critique it for you this week (files can be
 M      T      W      T     F      S    S   shared on the Girltech email account)

                                            April _ – Share a technical website or
                                            resource where you learn new skills

                                            May

                                            May _ – If you could travel to any technical
                   JUNE                     company in the United States to tour, what
 M      T      W      T     F      S    S
                                            company would it be and what location?

                                            May_ – Share 5 things that you have
                                            learned from the Girl Tech mentoring
                                            experience

                                            MAY _ – End of the Year Workshop at MTC,
                                            11 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Career Planning
                                            Center Seminar Room – Girl Tech ends.

                                            Classes End May _th! Have a great summer!




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NOTES . . . .




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                                  What Mentors Do
                                             Listen

                                               Ask

                                            Observe

                                      Provide feedback

                                   Challenge perceptions

                                  Support and Encourage

                                         Model Skills

                                     Share Experiences

                             Create Learning Opportunities

                           Connect Mentees with Resources

                                             Inspire

                                             Teach




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