Senior Capstone Mentors – Industry Volunteers

The registration deadline for this program has passed.

This school year, mentor high school seniors in Massachusetts as they develop their capstone STEM projects. These students are working on complex, open-ended projects that address real-world problems. As a mentor, your experience and expertise will help these students make their projects great. You’ll also be able to coach them on professional skills like collaboration, communication, and project management to set them up for success in their future careers.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up by Nov. 15 via the registration form above
  2. Select matches between Nov. 12-20 by reviewing brief student requests and selecting teams that align with your experience and expertise
  3. Meet with students at least once a month (virtual/in-person, ~30-60mins) to help them make their work better, and connect via email as needed
  4. Provide further feedback by participating in our Student Industry Connects online program in February
  5. Teams & mentors celebrate together by attending the Applied Learning Showcase on May 10th!


What kinds of projects will students be working on?

  • Example engineering project here.
  • Example biomed project here.

Are matches guaranteed? Depending on the number of mentorship request we receive, it is possible there could be more mentors than student requests.

How does matching work? After you register, you’ll have an opportunity to review students’ mentor requests, which will include a brief description of what they’re working on, and the types of expertise they’re seeking. Then, you will get to indicate your preference for which student groups you’d like to work with. We will use the preferences you submit to finalize matches.

What schools are these students from? The One8 Applied Learning Hub supports public schools across Massachusetts, with a particular focus on students furthest from opportunity. When you select student teams, you’ll have an opportunity to find students near where you live and work so in-person support can be possible.