Starting Spring 2019, the Student Government Association will begin the Engineering Mentorship program. The program is open to all engineering majors at the University of Houston regardless of classification. For a semester, two mentors, an alumni and a peer, will help guide an engineering student through their undergraduate experience. Current students can apply to be either a peer mentor or mentee.
If you’re interested, the application will open on December 1st, 2018 and close on January 21st, 2019.
Mentees will be, however not limited to, under classmen generally freshman and sophomores in the College of Engineering at the University of Houston. Mentees will have the opportunity to be advised by both Alumni and upper classmen from the College of Engineering. Mentees will be encouraged to ask questions regarding a career in engineering and build connections with their mentors. This program will hone their professional skills, guide them towards their career path, and give them opportunities to network.
Peer Mentors will be upper classmen juniors and seniors in the College of Engineering at the University of Houston. Peer Mentors will help the mentee navigate the college by advising students through their past experiences. This will include, but not limited to, telling mentees which classes the mentors preferred, informing mentees of resources offered by the College of Engineering or University of Houston Main Campus, and creating a bond with their mentees. Peer Mentors will have the ability to change the course of their mentees college career.
Alumni will be graduates from the College of Engineering. Alumni will have the opportunity to advise mentees in the course of the college careers and build their own network while doing so. Alumni will be encouraged to show mentees the professional world of Engineering. This will include, however not limited to, teaching mentees professionalism, formulating a plan on obtaining a job after graduation, and advising students on post-graduation plans.