Industry Mentorship Programs

Industry Mentorship Programs are a great way for students to learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring (3-5 students per mentor). Through experiences both in the classroom and with a mentor, participants will gain insight and guidance about a particular industry, explore topics related to professional preparation, networking and feedback, and reflect on how their experiences and interests can translate to a career in the field.

Non-Tech in Tech Mentorship Program

Curious about Seattle’s tech scene, but don’t want to work in software engineering or data science? Tech companies require a broad range of skill sets and roles to function – including marketing, sales, account management, human resources, operations, project management, and more. Join this program to learn how your skills, strengths and interests can translate into a career in tech.

Students will indicate areas of interest within tech during the application process:

  • Customer Service / Account Management / Sales
  • Human Resources / Recruiting
  • Marketing / Communications / Social Media
  • Project Management / Program Management

Beginning in Spring 2023, the Industry Mentorship Program will be piloting identity-based matching for students who identify as People of Color and/or LGBTQIA+. Depending on preferences and mentor availability, students will have the opportunity to be matched with a mentor that shares their identity(s) or similar life experiences. As we continue to develop this identity mentorship initiative, we hope to expand our programming to include additional identity groups in future quarters.

Program Details

Admitted students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GEN ST course:

  • Week 1 (in-person): Preparatory session to learn what to expect and meet with your group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
  • Week 2-9 (virtual): Mentor meetings & reflection assignments
  • Week 10 (virtual): Wrap-up networking event will all mentors and students in the program

Application Criteria

  • Undergraduate student at UW Seattle
  • Must have completed 3 quarters at UW or transferred to UW with the equivalent credits
  • Must be available during the Fall 2023 quarter on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00pm

Interested in hearing from past mentees? Check out the Fall 2022 Student Program Evaluations to get an idea of the student experience in the mentorship program.

Questions? Contact Lauren Sevilla at

Applications for the Fall 2023 Non-Tech in Tech Mentorship Program are closed.