The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering is recruiting volunteers from the ASCE Austin Branch to serve as mentors for seniors in the civil engineering program. Serving as a mentor is an excellent opportunity to assist with public service projects in our community, identify potential new hires for your company, get your company name out in the local community, and earn three professional development hours (PDHs) for licensure.
Students are organized into teams to work on real-world projects for real-world clients. If possible, two mentors will be assigned to each team to support students in developing a sound technical approach, preparing an oral presentation for a stakeholder meeting, and delivering a brief written report to their client. While mentors are certainly asked to provide technical advice as the project develops, a very important component of this course is to expose students to the non-technical aspects of our work as we collaborate with team members, clients, and stakeholder communities.
Working with the mentors has been an extremely valuable experience for our students, and several are currently employed by their former mentors. Mentors of all experience levels and backgrounds are welcome!
An orientation session will be held on campus in January (location and date TBD). Mentors will learn about their responsibilities and can select the project they would like to contribute to at the orientation session. Mentors will be asked to attend three classes during the semester (typically held on campus from 3:00-5:00 pm on Wednesdays, specific dates TBD).
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, or would like to learn more, please contact Paul Hahn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you Fall 2018 mentors for all the hard work and dedication; and a special thank you to Freese and Nichols for providing the most mentors this past semester!