Alumni: Volunteer

The Engineering Leadership Program values our relationships with talented College of Engineering alumni who want to make a difference in the lives of our students. Current opportunities for alumni engagement include:

COMPASS Program Mentor-Coaches

Work with first- and second-year engineering students to broaden their perspectives and develop professional skills necessary for success as practicing engineers.

Qualifications

Approximately 5 to 25 years’ work experience in an engineering or related field and the desire to mentor younger undergraduates as they practice interpersonal and professional skills. Requires approximately four hours of training in coaching, mentoring, and Cornell policies.

Location

All activities may be conducted remotely

Time Commitment

It requires only a few minutes to join the pool of potential mentors for the COMPASS program. If you are matched with a student, the time commitment is approximately 15 hours over the course of one semester, inclusive of required training and 6 meetings with mentees. Minimum commitment is one semester.

How to Volunteer

Contact COMPASS Program Manager Daniel Toronto (dkt33@cornell.edu) to learn more.

WE LEAD Program Mentors and Presenters

We seek panelists and guest presenters for the Spring 2022 WE LEAD Capstone event to be held May 6-7, 2022. Share your expertise and life experience with the highly talented and motivated inaugural cohort of WE LEADers!

Qualifications

Alumni with a relevant perspective and experience in fostering women’s leadership in engineering and STEM fields are welcome.

Location

In person on the Ithaca campus on May 7, 2022 is preferred. Remote presentations can be accommodated.

Time Commitment

Ranges from a few hours (e.g., for a panel participant) to 1.5 days

How to Volunteer

Contact Prof. Erica Dawson at ecd6@cornell.edu to express interest.