Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Peer mentorship programs that pair more experienced students (i.e., mentors) with less experienced students (i.e., mentees) can have an effective, positive impact on university students’ personal, academic, and professional outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to describe the process and lessons learned in the creation of a peer mentorship program in a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) academic department. Through a combination of peer networking opportunities and skill development workshops, the mentorship program outlined in this paper aims to promote students’ academic and professional growth. Take-aways that can be utilized by other HF/E academia departments interested in starting or revamping their own peer mentorship programs are included.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Scholarly Commons Citation
Rickel, E. A., & Chaparro, B. S. (2021). Developing a Peer Mentorship Program in Human Factors Academia. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 65(1). 10.1177/1071181321651141