Workplace Mentoring in STEM
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Although the benefits of mentoring in the STEM industry are well documented across workplaces, much of the literature only pertains to K-12 and youth programs. In response, this paper aims to bridge the gaps in workplace mentoring research by connecting literature and practitioners and grounding our findings within a business-case model. This report establishes the five essential stages to building a formal mentoring program in the workplace. These stages are as follows: 1) Strategize, (2) Allocate Capital, (3) Engage Participants, (4) Provide Ongoing Support, and (5) Monitoring & Evaluation.
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