Co-sponsored by the Center for Women and Work (CWW) and the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Women Investing in and Guiding Students (WINGS) is an eight month college-to-career mentoring program designed to link selected Rutgers undergraduate women with successful professionals from our corporate partners. Through an eight-month relationship, WINGS students build a network of valuable professional connections, develop skills to become more valuable to an organization and learn how to contribute to the unique social environment of the workplace.

Students accepted into WINGS are eligible to receive one credit offered by the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department of the School of Management and Labor Relations issued at the end of the spring semester of the program year.

Our WINGS partners provide funding, leadership and mentoring expertise to make the program possible. Corporate partners have included Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, PSEG and Wells Fargo.

What can WINGS do for you?

  • Build a network of valuable professional connections 
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Gain an understanding about workplace culture, organizational structure and work/life balance issues
  • Have the opportunity to explore a field of interest through exposure to a professional woman in that field

Who should apply?

Students who are going into their sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th year in the 2020-21 academic year with a 2.5 GPA or higher should apply. Students graduating in January 2021 are not eligible for the program. All majors are welcome. 

What are the program requirements?

  • Students must commit to meeting and communicating with their assigned mentor
  • Students are expected to attend all program events and workshop. Students cannot miss more than two events during the program.
  • Students who want to receive the one credit must register for the Short Topics on Work one credit course in the spring semester of the program year

How can you apply? 

To apply to the program please submit the following:

  • Application
  • Your resume
  • Short essay reflecting on what you would like to achieve from participating in the program
  • One letters of recommendation from a professor, an employer, an adviser, or someone who can speak to your academic capacity, work ethic, and character

Please Note: The letter of recommendation should be addressed to the "WINGS Mentoring Program Selection Committee” and must be sent directly from the recommender to Ludine Daux, WINGS Program Coordinator, via email or mail.
The completed application including the application form, resume, and essay should be sent via email to Ludine Daux. The application deadline is April 15.

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