The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects US employers will require an additional 810,800 IT-related positions over the next 10 years (2019). Employers and Higher Education institutions continue to seek approaches to meet this demand. Traditional approaches to solve these shortages have focused on changes to course design, recruitment efforts, or pursuing the latest technology “gadgets”. We have identified an existing segment that is being underserved: Hmong-American (Hmong) IS students. Introducing a formal mentoring program for Hmong students will have several benefits for both students and their mentors. In addition, we believe that this mentoring program will increase the number of Hmong students seeking the IS degree.
Muraski, John Michael and Welch, Alyssa, "Hmong Student Mentorship: Increasing IS Student Success" (2022). AMCIS 2022 TREOs. 12.