Coach-Mentor Career

By intentionally intersecting industry and education, the EDGE Consortium is uniquely situated to establish new, more accessible pathways into the semiconductor industry. Within our network of experts, educators, mentors, industry leaders, career advisors, and policymakers, the EDGE Consortium is able to give students access to a robust network of in-industry semiconductor professionals and world-class faculty at some of the most recognized university engineering programs in the country, who are ready to mentor and coach EDGE students as they explore and pursue careers in the field.

Coach-Mentor Career Advising


Mentorship has proven to be a powerful lever for helping students from historically marginalized backgrounds succeed in STEM in college and their careers, and will be an essential component of the EDGE Scholars program. Coach-mentors will serve for a minimum of two semesters/three trimesters to ensure continuity over the course of the school year and give students an average of 5 hours per term of access for bespoke, real-time support. The EDGE Mentorship program will:

  • Connect students to coach-mentors from within the Consortium’s network of industry professionals, world-class faculty, and in-industry alumni that reflect the diversity of the STEM workforce we seek to create
  • Help overcome long standing barriers to participation among students from historically marginalized groups by recruiting directly through college of engineering programs and career services at our partner universities
  • Employ a rubric-based framework developed by industry experts and engineering faculty to assist coach-mentors in guiding students through their professional exploration journey and grow competencies across leadership, professional and job seeking skills
  • Offer participating students access to join monthly virtual panel discussions and Q&A sessions to connect with semiconductor industry experts, policymakers and industry professionals, as well as their peers in the program
  • Give participating students access to the EDGE Student online community (closed LinkedIn group) where they can ask questions, share information, relay opportunities, and connect with peers
  • Hold monthly “office hours” for coach-mentors to share feedback and seek support for how to best aid their mentees


The success of this program depends on participation from schools and companies who share the EDGE Consortium’s commitment to growing and diversifying the US semiconductor workforce. Will you join us?