The Baylor ECS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program offers ECS undergraduate students the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with an ECS alumnus who will serve as a mentor, guide, and resource over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year and beyond. The formal program lasts one academic year from September 2016 to April 2017. However, mentors and mentees are encouraged to continue with a mentoring relationship after the program ends.
An alumnus who has a similar educational and professional trajectory as the undergraduate he/she mentors can help students achieve greater success in their academic and career pursuits by providing advice for academic success, information on career-related experiences, knowledge of career search options and industry trends, and interpersonal networking skills.
Students who participate in the program gain direct access to industry professionals that can provide advice on everything from navigating demanding class schedules to building an impressive resume. Most importantly, students have an opportunity to create a relationship with a Baylor ECS alumnus that has found success after graduation as an engineer or computer scientist.
- Mentors and mentees agree to a minimum of one face-to-face meeting per semester and one or more additional communications via email, Skype, phone, etc. per month.
- Mentors and mentees agree to set clear and attainable goals for the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Mentors and mentees must uphold the values and commitments of Baylor University in their interactions and communications with each other.
- Mentees must remain in good standing with the School of Engineering and Computer Science while participating in the ECS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.
- Mentees agree to keep a communication log that tracks mentor-mentee communication.
- Mentors agree to donate a suggested donation of $45 to the ECS Excellence Fund that covers the cost of dinner at the ECS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program Banquet.
- Mentors and mentees agree to make every effort to attend the Fall Mixer and Spring Mixer.
- The opinions, views, and advice expressed by mentors/mentees belong to the individual and are not attributed to their respective institutions.
- Mentors and mentees agree to follow the program guidelines outlined below. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in immediate termination of the mentor-mentee relationship.
- Mentors/Mentees are not permitted to give gifts, loan money, provide travel or accommodations, or become involved in dispute resolution.
- Mentors/Mentees must refrain from entering into a romantic relationship with one another while participating in the ECS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.
- Mentors/Mentees must understand the nature and/or limits of confidentiality. Mentors will share information about mentees only in accordance with institutional policies and applicable laws, when given permission, or when required to prevent personal harm to themselves or others.
- Mentors/Mentees must understand the limits of this type of helping relationship. If the mentor’s professional expertise or level of comfort is exceeded, please refer the mentee to the ECS Undergraduate Programs Office for additional support.
- Mentors/Mentees must abstain from all forms of harassment, including but not limited to verbal and written communication, physical actions, and electronic transmissions.
For more information on the Baylor ECS Alumni-Student Mentoring Program, please contact us at ECS_Student_Services@baylor.edu.