McKelvey Engineering Mentor Program

This program is on hold for the 2022-2023 school year.  Check out WashU CNX to connect with alumni, see other mentor programs through the engineering school, or make an appointment with an advisor to discuss networking.

The WashU McKelvey Engineering Mentor Program pairs an engineering  sophomore, junior, senior, or BS/MS student with an alum from the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Alumni mentors provide insight into the working world and how to be successful as a young professional. Students also learn about career options within their major or field of interest. The McKelvey Engineering Mentor Program is operated by the Career Center.

What Does the Program Entail?

Students and mentors will communicate throughout the year on career-related topics. You will determine the frequency and method of your communication, such as once a month for coffee or chat regularly over email. Some students tour their mentor’s employer or shadow their mentor for a day. Students and mentors commit to attending the kickoff event. There will be additional on-campus events in the spring. They will also sign a commitment to two additional activities outside the on campus events.


Full-time WashU junior, senior or BS/MS McKelvey engineering students are eligible. Matched students are expected to attend the kick-off event. Inability to participate in the kick-off may result in forfeiting your participation. Students must apply through Handshake with a resume and complete the Google form.

If every interested student cannot be accommodated, priority will be given to students closer to graduation. Should mentors become available during the academic year, we will contact you.

Every effort will be made to assign you a mentor that relates to your area of study and/or career interests. If that is not possible, we can match a mentor who will still be able to offer valuable insight into the business world.

Additional Mentor Programs

Interested in other mentor programs for engineering majors? Please visit the McKelvey School of Engineering mentor programs information to learn more.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Finney.