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Mentoring Process

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Society, in cooperation with the Penn State American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter, collectively sponsor the Civil and Environmental Engineering Mentoring Program.  

The program provides career guidance to current Penn State CEE undergraduates by Penn State graduates currently engaged in the civil engineering profession and facilitates a bridge between academia and industry for current students. 

Mentors and protégés interact on a one-to-one basis using mutually agreed methods of communication. This effort also includes occasional group meetings and activities for all program participants several times a year.

Matching

Juniors and seniors at the University Park campus are matched with alumni mentors based on educational background, career goals, and professional interests. Matches will receive full biographical information about their mentor/mentee prior to the first meeting. If either of the parties believes the match is ineffective, all efforts will be made to arrange another match. 

Registration

To participate in the mentoring program, both students and alumni must register online and provide contact information as well as biographical information such as career goals, industry interests, and technical interests. Once a match has been made, students and mentors will be notified of their matches and provided each other’s background information. 

PSCEEAS Members: Become an alumni mentor by completing the online mentor registration.

Students: Request a mentor by completing the online student registration

Resources for Students and Mentors

The Mentor Handbook provides additional information on the mentoring program, including a detailed description of the mentoring process.

Guidelines for establishing a successful student-mentor relationship are available at Student Guidelines, Mentor Guidelines and Action Planning Guidelines. These guidelines have been established based on best practices of successful student mentoring programs at Penn State University.

Get More Information

If you have any questions regarding the Civil and Environmental Engineering Mentoring Program, please contact Michelle Hill by telephone at 814-863-3084 or by email at mvm3@engr.psu.edu

 

About

The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084