Kirsten will present the "Power of Peer Mentoring" to the Duke Technology Scholars (DTECH). While the importance of mentoring is widely known, studies suggest that women find it more challenging to develop mentoring relationships than men do. Companies tackle this problem through formal mentoring programs, but often informal mentoring relationships are most impactful. This workshop will illustrate why deeper relationships contribute to increased confidence and career success. Equipped with an understanding of the value in peer mentoring, participants will learn and practice how to better create meaningful connections.
The Duke Technology Scholars Program is a comprehensive effort to inspire a more diverse group of Duke undergraduates to choose careers in computer science and electrical & computer engineering.