First Year Mentoring Program


Learn more about different engineering disciplines, make new connections and start developing your network by joining the First-Year Mentoring Program.

The First-Year Mentoring Program will connect you with academic and industry professionals. You will be able to learn more about where a career in engineering can take you.

Benefits include:

  • learning about being an engineer;
  • understanding different disciplines;
  • building professional relationships with industry and peers;
  • making a professional development plan;
  • learning from the experience of others; and
  • connecting with people working in the field.


Your involvement will span the academic year, from September through April, and will require about 10 hours of your time over the year. You are expected to:

  • attend two program events and an industry event of your choice;
  • arrange and set an agenda for your individual meeting with a mentor;
  • complete online activities to develop a professional development plan; and
  • agree to and abide by the Mentoring Agreement and Code of Conduct.

Important dates

October 1, 2017: Application Deadline
October 18, 2017: Student Mentee Workshop
November 8, 2017: First Year Networking and Discipline Exploration Event
March 28, 2018: Mentoring Closing Event


Applications for the 2017/2018 mentoring program are now closed. We look forward to seeing your application in September 2018!