Mentoring Opportunities

A good mentor can inspire self-confidence and nurture creativity. A good mentor can give you the courage to venture beyond what you can immediately imagine for yourself.

Read below for more information on the great mentoring opportunities available for Penn Engineering Students.  Sign up for a professional (and in some cases alumni!) mentor through SEAS participation in Mentornet or The Penn Engineering Mentoring Program . Or, become a part of the SWE/AWE Mentoring Program.

Faculty Committee Member Vijay Kumar talks with students

SWE/AWE Mentoring Program

You can sign up for a peer mentor as part of the Society of Women Engineers and Advancing Women in Engineering mentor program.  You can get advice, ask questions and meet your fellow engineers. Interested in joining the mentoring program either as a mentor or mentee?  We ask that you only give one hour per month and ALL undergrads are eligible to be mentees and graduate students are eligible to be mentors. Sign up at to sign up by Tuesday, September 18th. Questions? Contact

Miss the first Mentoring event? Download all you missed here!

SWE/AWE Mentoring Program Overview and Incentives

Tips for Mentors

Tips for Mentees


As you pursue your engineering career, are you curious about what it would be like to work in business, industry, government laboratories or be self-employed? Would you like to receive valuable advice and support from a professional engineer or scientist in the workplace?

The School of Engineering participates in MentorNet, an innovative nonprofit initiative which pairs undergraduate and graduate women with professionals in industry for structured, year-long mentoring relationships conveniently conducted via e-mail. Learn more or visit the MentorNet web site.

The Penn Engineering Mentoring Program

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Mentoring Program, begun in 2002, is a two-semester program pairing first-year engineering students in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a volunteer SEAS Alumni Mentor of their choosing. Mentees and Mentors are connected during the spring of the student's first year. Each pair will then have the opportunity to build a unique relationship through conversation and meetings encouraged throughout the formal program. Learn more about the mentoring program here