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Dublin High School Engineering and Biomed Academies Seek Industry Mentors

August 11, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–The Dublin High School Engineering and Design Academy (DEDA) and Biomedical Academy are seeking volunteer mentors for the 2017-18 school year. The students participating in this Mentorship Program are all 11th graders in the Dublin Engineering & Design Academy (DEDA). Students and mentors will be matched into groups of 1-2 per students per one adult mentor. The program carefully matches students to a mentor who has a similar personality type, interests, and career theme. Participating students benefit from learning how to interact with their peers and adults in a professional setting regardless of career interests.

  • “I liked having a positive influence on a young person’s life and helping them gain perspective on the choices they will make in the next few years.” – Cory, mentor
  • “My mentor was very helpful and patient with me. I came pretty confused and anxious about what I wanted to do and if I was even going to get into some colleges I wanted to go to but my mentor told me to take a deep breathe and to try to relax. She told me to have fun and to make sure I wasn’t too stressed. I shared some personal information with her and I was glad I did, she also gave me a lot of advice and ideas for what I could do in the future.” – Chloe
  • “It was a great experience to interact with students and be able to pass along crucial information that can help them in their future careers. It was also very well organized and structured in a way that I felt that the program helped me be a better mentor.” – Jefferson, mentor
  • “I’m glad I got to have this opportunity and I think especially this year, where being a junior has been challenging, it was nice to take days to just think about life with someone more knowledgeable and could offer advice.” – Divyaa, student

For mentors, the Mentorship Program is a one-year commitment consisting of monthly scheduled meetings which cover topics such as goal-setting, academic progress, team-building, skill building, and future planning. Most of these are 51-minute meetings that take place in the Dublin High School Library. The application window is open now until August 18.


Quick facts:

  • Mentors should have experience in an engineering or technology related field.
  • Mentoring is a one-year commitment starting in September and ending in May.
  • Participating students are juniors from the DHS Engineering & Design Academy.
  • Mentor-student meetings take place on Thursdays once per month from 10:52am-11:43am.
  • Each mentor will be grouped with 1-2 students.
  • Mentors must complete an application and personal profile to be carefully matched to their student(s).
  • Application deadline for the 2017-18 school year is Friday August 18, 2017.
  • All mentors must attend a mentor orientation on Thursday 08/17/17 or Tuesday 08/22/17, 6-7:30pm.

Apply here to be an Engineering Mentor

Apply here to be a Biomed Mentor



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