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Get Connected!

To help promote the success of MEP and WEP students, we would like to extend an invitation to all alumni to stay active and connected with Diversity Programs of the College of Engineering.

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Feel free to share your success stories and/or memories of the College of Engineering to enlighten current MEP and WEP students about the future work environment they will be entering. The Diversity Programs Office staff will disseminate information and inform you of upcoming activities and opportunities to volunteer. Submit your bio-sketch to Paula Rees at

Mentoring Program — Connect for Success

The Mentoring Program at the Diversity Program Office and the College of Engineering is committed to inspire students to pursue and reach their potential in engineering. The Mentor/Mentee program is designed to support you in your academic program.

How does it work? We pair upper tier students to meet and work with a freshman or sophomore engineering student one hour a week. The discussion can be on test taking or study skills, or any topic that provides support for academic and career goals.

The Mentoring Program enables opportunities to interact and learn from each other.  It builds networks with your peers and future alumni. Don’t go it alone! Share your experiences, your success stories, your time management skills with your peers.

The DPO office asks that the Mentor commit to one hour a week to meet with their mentee. This can be a combination of in-person meetings, phone calls, or emails. We ask that you complete a mid-semester survey and an end of year evaluation. The DPO has a spring event that recognizes all the mentor/mentee pairs for their team and leadership skills.

The mentoring will be in two tiers:

  • Tier One — Freshmen and sophomores matched with juniors and seniors.
  • Tier two — Juniors and seniors matched with alumni in graduate school or industry.

Apply to be a mentor »


Diversity Programs offers a variety of opportunities for alumni to get involved, including:

  • Career Days
  • Annual Diversity Programs Awards Luncheon
  • College of Engineering Advisory Board: Diversity Programs Committee
  • Tutoring
  • Student Organizations Support
  • Workshops/Seminars

In order to better advocate for our MEP and WEP students, please let us know about career, internship, and co-op opportunities. If you have any questions on how to support our MEP and WEP students and/or make a financial contribution to Diversity Programs, please contact the College of Engineering Development Office at (413) 545-0282.