The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering offers three mentoring programs for graduate students: a peer mentoring program, a faculty mentoring program, and an alumni mentoring program.
Peer Mentoring Program
Incoming students are assigned a peer mentor, one of our current graduate students, during the summer prior to the start of their graduate program. In addition to being a resource throughout your graduate studies, your peer mentor will help you in the transition to graduate student and will provide a familiar face when arriving on campus. Students maintain a peer mentor throughout their entire graduate program.
Faculty Mentoring Program
Incoming students are assigned a faculty mentor, a faculty member different from their research advisor, during the summer prior to the start of their graduate program. Students will maintain a faculty mentor throughout their entire graduate program. The faculty mentor will serve as a resource and advocate for the graduate student.
Alumni Mentoring Program
The alumni mentoring program seeks to connect past and current graduate students to help transition CBE students to a successful professional career outside of academia (including both industry and government sectors). Mentors and mentees are paired based on mentor expertise and student interests and goals. This will provide mentees an opportunity to interact with chemical engineering professionals and gain insight into the working world ahead.
How do I sign up for the Mentoring Program?
Joining the mentoring program is easy! Just fill out an application below!
Mentoring Program Applications:
- Alumni/Mentor Application - use this form if you wish to mentor a current graduate student
- Student Application - use this form if you are a currently enrolled graduate student
Resources for Mentors
- Graduate Student Alumni Mentoring Program Handbook
- CBE Graduate Handbook of Policies and Procedures
- Sample Graduate Student Annual Evaluation Form
- Sample Individual Development Plan (IDP) for first year students
- Sample Individual Development Plan (IDP) for second year and beyond students
- Sample Mentee Questions