The ECpE mentor program works to match experienced upperclassmen with freshmen interested in knowing someone that can help them out whether they are struggling with their first year or looking to get a step up on college. If you are a freshman possibly interested in networking with an older student take a look at some of our mentors. Every person on the list volunteered to help out because they think this networking is worthwhile. Here are a few more details on how the program works:
After you pick some people you think would be great mentors email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll check to see if they are still available and get right back to you. After you have a mentor, they will contact you to meet up. Want to grab some coffee? Go for it, Microsoft will take the bill. After your meeting what you guys do is really up to you, we hope to get some impromptu social meetings set from our end but it is up to you and your mentor to decide how often you want to meet and what you want to do. Some suggestions from our end:
1. Have them take a look at your resume at some point, most of our mentors have quite a bit of industry experience under their belts.
2. Set up a weekly meeting just to catch up.
3. Ask about different classes, I’m sure they can present a pretty good opinion on a bunch of classes
4. Learn what they got involved in. There’s a ton of awesome clubs and organizations out there and they could help point you to a really awesome one.
5. Ask about anything really. If they don’t know the answer, they certainly have the skills to either find it or show you how to find it.
6. Get to know them. Networking is an important life skill and it’s never too soon to start meeting future engineers today.
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