The Department has a faculty-student mentoring program for all undergraduate students who have progressed to the upper level in the computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or cybersecurity programs. Mentoring is an opportunity for a structured conversation with a department faculty member. This conversation can focus on long-term education and career goals to support student ambitions and aspirations. Mentoring offers guidance and networking opportunities beneficial to students.

Note that faculty-student mentoring does not replace advising, it supplements it. Many students have found mentoring to be very valuable. Indeed, we started the mentoring program about about ten years ago based on student input requesting such a program!

Mentoring kicks-off every year in February. Students will be asked to select a faculty mentor if they wish to do so. Watch your email in early February for the yearly mentoring kick-off announcement. Following the kick-off, your faculty mentor will contact you directly via email to let you know how you can best meet with him or her. Mentoring is certainly not restricted to only spring semester – you are welcome to meet with your mentor (and any other faculty member as well) in any semester.

If you have any questions about mentoring, please contact the Department advisor, John Morgan.