SEMI Foundation’s commitment to education and career awareness in high-tech fields now extends beyond formal education and into the workplace through our mentoring program.

By matching mentees with mentors who are industry leaders and professionals, SEMI Foundation is facilitating one-on-one mentoring relationships that benefit all participants.

Whether you are a recent university graduate or growing in your microelectronics career and looking for support, participating in the SEMI Mentoring Program will put you on the right track.

SEMI University Mentoring Program

Developing Professional Program


Participating in the SEMI Mentoring Program is beneficial to both mentors and their mentees.

As a mentor, your role is to encourage and support your mentee, and to contribute to their professional and personal development. But you’ll also:

  • IMPACT the career development of a future leader
  • CONTRIBUTE to developing the next generation of industry innovators
  • ADVANCE your leadership skills
  • DEVELOP feedback and critical thinking skills

As a mentee, you will receive guidance and advice on how to further your career and be successful. You can expect to gain the skills and confidence necessary to excel. Being a mentee allows you to:

  • GROW professional networks
  • LEARN to navigate workplace challenges
  • DEVELOP your leadership skills
  • EXPLORE opportunities and build your career path

How It Works

The SEMI Mentoring Program is open to university/college juniors and seniors enrolled in industry-realted curriculum and employees of SEMI member companies.

Pairs are matched through program algorithm and approved by a human administrator.

After establishing goals together, mentors and mentees will meet for one hour a month, typically by phone, video call or email.

There is a six-month minimum commitment; however, a 12-month duration is highly recommended.

Getting Started

Choose from the two available programs below, and you’re on your way.

SEMI University Mentoring Program

The University Mentoring Program is for college and university students who seek support in achieving their career goals in the microelectronics industry.

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Developing Professional Program

The Developing Professional Program is for people who are early in their careers and/or seek support in achieving their career goals.

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It is our responsibility to mentor the leaders of tomorrow and support the indutry pipeline. Through mentoring, I have grown professionally and contributed to the development of others. I encourage leaders at all levels to commit to this rewarding endeavor.

President and CEO, SEMI