Become a Mentee

Mentors can help students develop greater self-awareness, provide honest and constructive feedback and expose them to engineering and other industry work environments. They can also encourage them to achieve their goals.

The Hart Center Industry Mentor Program connects junior or senior engineering students to an experienced engineering professional who is eager to serve as a resource for personal and professional development. The mentor will help build a student’s professional network by providing guidance on enrichment opportunities for co-op, internship or full-time positions. Above all, mentors will listen and help chart a student’s personal plan for success.

The Industry Mentor Program includes training sessions, one-on-one guidance from an experienced professional and invitations to networking events. 


Participants must commit to:

  • Being involved for a minimum of one academic year (August-May)
  • Participating in regular one-on-one meetings with Industry Mentor
  • Attending one student mentee training session
  • Notifying the Hart Center of any challenges

If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, click on the "Register" button below or contact Kathy Hubbard, Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership, at or 214-768-3033.



To sign-up for the Industry Mentor program, students should log on to the Lyle Success Connections Platform using the SMU SSO (single-sign on) option and SMU credentials. Then request to join the Lyle Industry Mentoring Program under the "Programs" tab. Signing up through Lyle Success Connections is required.

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Lyle Success Connections Platform

The Lyle Success Connections Platform is available for all Lyle students to use, regardless of year level or interest in the formalized one-on-one mentoring program. We encourage students to explore and utilize the site during their time at Lyle, and after graduation, to use the site as an alumni to guide other students.