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Engineering Leadership Mentoring Program

Do you have a vision for your future but you aren't quite sure how to get there? Or, is your outlook a little cloudy and you would like some clarity? In any case, Lyle's Engineering Leadership Mentoring Program will connect you to an accomplished professional eager to serve as a resource for your personal and professional development.

Your mentor can help you develop greater self-awareness, provide honest and constructive feedback, expose you to engineering and other industry work environments, build your professional network, encourage you to achieve your goals, introduce you to enriching opportunities, provide you with direction for coop, internship or full-time positions, and above all, listen to you and help you chart your personal plan for success.

The Program Includes:

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  • One on one guidance from an experienced engineering and/or business professional
  • Training sessions
  • Invitations to networking events
  • Free lunch mixers

Join the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering Partnerships in Engineering Leadership Mentoring Program for career, leadership and professional development.

Ready to apply? Contact Rachel Buchanan of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership.

Spring 2016

New Mentee Registration begins April 7, 2016
Mentor’s More, Better, Different Debrief on April 21, 2016 from 6-7 p.m. in Huitt-Zollars (Embrey 115)
Only mentors should attend this event
Mentor Program Celebration on April 21, 2016 from 7-8 p.m. in Huitt Zollars (Embrey 115)
Mentees and mentors can attend this event

As a Mentee, you will receive:

Personal & Professional Growth

Our mentoring program is designed to help you develop attributes and build skills to positively impact your short and long term ambitions. With the help of the Center for Creative Leadership, the premier leadership development organization worldwide, you and your mentor will design a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Your PDP is your roadmap to facilitate growth in:

Knowing and Managing SelfCommunicating Effectively
Strategic PlanningCareer Preparation
Building and Maintaining Relationships


The quality of your mentoring relationship will vary based on your goals and interests. We will train you to cultivate a partnership with your mentor that strengthens rapport and adds overall value to the experience. Through structured training events, casual lunches, and “meet-and-greet” events sponsored by the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership you will interact with your mentor and plan one on one meetings to work on your PDP. We believe that face time, (meeting one on one) with your mentor is the most important element of the program.

Wisdom and Insight

Our diverse group of mentors range in industry expertise, education background, career levels, years of experience and civic involvement; however, that are all passionate about sharing their personal route to success and helping you launch a thriving career.

Mentor Profile:

  • 3 to 25 Plus Years of Industry and/or Business Experience
  • Achieved Career Advancement
  • Established Business and Community Network
  • Industry/Career Experience:
AerospaceAir QualityAutomotiveBiomedical
BusinessConstructionConsumer GoodsFinance
MilitaryOil & GasManufacturing

Personal Attributes

   A genuine desire to grow personally and professionally
   Open to the advice and opinions of others
   Action oriented, willingness to follow-through on suggestions and feedback
   Respectful of others' time

College Level/Experience

   All Lyle Majors
   Juniors and Seniors
   All GPAs


   Minimum one academic year, (August - May)
   Complete the student/mentee application [LINK]
   Complete the assessments and personal development plans
   Attend a student/mentee training session
   Set meeting appointments with mentors
   Enlist the help of Hart Center staff if needed
   Notify the Hart Center with changes in contact information