Over the past few semesters the Department of Computer Science Academic Services Office has made large strides toward establishing a peer mentor program. The initial goal of this program was to offer support and guidance to Computer Science pre-major and major students through student mentors who would serve as leaders and role models within the department. Additionally, the mentors have worked toward fostering connection and engagement among students outside of the classroom. This was accomplished through various events and activities, including game nights, movie nights, educational workshops, and career related seminars.
While the goal of promoting engagement and involvement has remained the same, the peer mentor program has evolved this Spring 2019 semester. The peer mentors have transitioned to career mentors with the main focus on career preparation. Career mentors who have experience with creating resumes, job and internship application processes, interviewing with a wide range of companies, and networking with recruiters at workshops and career fairs are available on a daily basis to assist Computer Science students in these areas. Using their knowledge, experience, and training through campus resources and industry partners, the career mentors will be an asset to students in planning and preparing for their next career move.
The career mentors are available for walk in mentoring sessions in the Mentor Lounge, Gould-Simpson 903. During the Spring 2019 semester, the career mentors are available for weekly resume review sessions on Mondays from 9am-11am and 1pm-5pm and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm. Additionally, mock interviews are held on Fridays from 10am-4pm. If students are interested in participating in a mock interview, they can sign up here.
View more information about the CS Career Mentors here.