The Department has a faculty-student mentoring program for all undergraduate students admitted to the Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and 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 eight 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). Students who do not select a faculty mentor will be assigned a mentor. 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.
To document that you participated in mentoring, a mentoring form is completed. The Spring 2019 form is here (an updated form will be sent to you as part of the kick-off email in February). If you have any questions about mentoring, please contact the Department advisor, John Morgan.