Note: the deadline for this mentor program sign up has passed, but check out SEBA’s website for more useful resources

If you are a University of Washington student, this next week offers you the opportunity to not only become more intimately acquainted with your rain jacket, but also to take advantage of a fantastic (and free!) mentoring program from the UW’s student-run Science and Engineering Business Association. The program targets undergrads or graduate students in science or engineering fields who have an interest in some type of business career.

I signed up because I’m interested in learning more about whether a business career might fit me, and also because to this point in my life my sole experience in the for-profit world was the white knuckled summer I spent ensuring that small children in kayaks were not run over by the endless stream of seaplane landings on Seattle’s Lake Union (100% success!).

Anyway, more information about the program from SEBA’s website is posted after the jump, but the important thing to highlight here is that the deadline for signing up is  January 14th.

Program details and application link:

Copied from SEBA’s website:

Have you been told that you should be networking but don’t know how to start?

The Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) is offering a mentor program for students studying science or engineering. We will match you up with a mentor with similar career interests. SEBA will set up a time for you and a small group to meet for 1-2 hours with a mentor of your choice to enable you to receive advice from the best, network, and learn what it takes to make it after graduation.

 Our mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and can answer questions about pursuing management positions at engineering firms, consulting, start-ups, and further education goals (i.e. MBA, M.S., etc).

Who? Undergraduate And Grad Students As Well As Post-Docs Of Technical (Science Or Engineering) Backgrounds With An Interest In Business

When? A Brief One Hour Meeting In Early January For All Mentees To Review How To Interact With A Mentor And A 1-2 Hour Meeting During Winter Quarter With Your Mentor And A Few Other Students To Hear About Your Mentor’s Experiences And Ask Them Questions And Hear Advice.

Where? On Or Near The UW Campus

Take five minutes to apply by January 14, 2012 at: