ECE Faculty-Undergraduate Mentoring Program
Overview for Students
Upon entering the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, you will be assigned an individual faculty mentor. (If you do not know who your faculty mentor is, then check-out Who is My Mentor?.)
There is a mandatory mentoring requirement that must be satisfied every semester before you register. If you are a first semester freshman then you must attend a group mentoring session. (See Freshman Group Mentoring). All other students must meet with their individual faculty mentor.
The goal of the ECE Faculty-Undergraduate Mentoring Program is to help realize a number of important outcomes not only for you but for all computer and electrical engineering majors.
- An obvious goal is to facilitate your early and full integration into the intellectual life of the Department. This will not only enhance your overall academic experience but also greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the program.
- The mentoring program also provides you with additional resources for developing a comprehensive educational plan sensitive to your particular circumstances and responsive to your evolving needs and changing interests.
- The mentoring program will help connect you with the wider UMCP network of people and resources that can help you with specific issues such as study abroad, cooperative educational opportunities, research, internships, professional development, legal matters, personal issues, etc.
- If you take full advantage of the mentoring program, then by the time you are junior or senior you will have at least one or two ECE faculty members who will know you well enough to write you good letters of recommendation.
The links below provide detailed instructions on the mentoring process, your obligations, and the steps you need to take in order to make the most of this opportunity and successfully complete this requirement. Additional links provide an introduction to mentoring and what you can expect form your mentor.
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