As an iSchool student, Ajit Dhobale (MS '18) was mentored by Chris Lehman (MS '13), a senior system engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications who helps develop and maintain the central database and surrounding application code that facilitates access and use of the Blue Waters supercomputer by researchers from all over the world. Dhobale signed up for the mentor program for the chance to be paired with an experienced data science professional like Lehman. “The program was really fantastic,” said Dhobale, now a data scientist at Capitol One.
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Support the development of an aspiring professional by participating in the iSchool's Professional Mentor Program. The program runs during the fall and spring semesters and matches iSchool students with professional mentors in information science professions, particularly public, academic, corporate, government, and school libraries. Mentors will be matched with one student per semester to participate in three half-hour video conference meetings throughout the semester.