The Mentor Collective Program

The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with an alumni or peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges, gain career advice and valuable insights, while mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders. As Penn State navigates and adapts to these unprecedented times, being a mentor or mentee can be an impactful experience now more than ever, and provide invaluable support to other students and yourself. 

How it Works

Students in the School of EECS will be matched with an alumni or peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

For any additional questions, please contact Heather Gummo at

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Below are the sign-up links for the mentoring programs that are currently running:

*New* Penn State School of EECS Peer Mentor Collective (This program will run from August 2022 - May 2023):

*New* Penn State School of EECS Career Mentor Collective (This program will run August 2022 - May 2023):



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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University Park, PA 16802


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