WSU Tri-Cities

Career Development Center

Engineering Mentoring Program

The Engineering Mentor Program supports the success of pre-engineering students and engineering majors at WSU Tri-Cities.

Join now and get the following benefits:

Certified engineering majors:
  • Share your knowledge as a paid, trained mentor to pre-engineering students to assist them with adjusting to college life and succeeding in their academic courses
  • Enhance your résumé with professional skills in high demand by employers
  • Expand your network in the regional engineering community through additional contacts with engineers, senior managers and owners, and professional societies
  • Earn scholarships in addition to being a paid, part-time employee of WSU

Learn more about being a mentor.

Freshmen and sophomore, pre-engineering students:
  • Learn how to successfully navigate your pre-engineering courses by getting tips from experienced engineering students
  • Connect with professional engineers to learn more about the profession and expand your network for potential internships and jobs
  • Develop additional professional skills that will enhance your résumé
  • Earn scholarships by completing mentoring and training sessions

Learn more about signing up as a mentee.

Listen to what our mentors and mentees have to say.

What do our industry partners say?

Being a learner is a critical characteristic for each and every one of us. The ability to learn from others who have expertise in an area will complement the unique insights and knowledge we carry within ourselves. The symbiotic relationship between a mentor and a mentee is extremely valuable in bringing forth perspectives that might not have even considered before and helps benefit both of them.

Bob Link

Manager - Environmental, Health, Safety and Licensing, AREVA
The Engineering Mentoring Program gave us the opportunity to show up and coming engineering students what the electric utility industry is all about. The social networking from these events eventually led to filling two part-time engineering internships and one full-time electrical engineering position. We would recommend this program to anyone interested in networking with up and coming engineers.

Einar Offerdahl

Franklin Public Utility District
The Engineering Peer Mentoring Program at WSU Tri-Cities is an important part of the studentís professional development. By having a mentor, a student can learn about what careers are available in their degree field and check with their mentor on specific choices for classes. The program also provides a benefit to the Engineer Mentor in that they can land select students a potential internship or permanent hire. WSU should be commended for promoting the mentoring program and increasing the value of their future graduates.

Ben Volk

Area Manager, J-U-B Engineers, Inc.
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