Finding mentors is a great way to receive support academically and professionally. We encourage you to learn from those in the field and build long-term relationships that will benefit your career before graduation and beyond. 

School-Affiliated Programs


Civil & Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Peer Mentor Program Sponsored by Texas Instruments

Materials (MSE) Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering Big Sister/Little Sister Program

Student Societies

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Maryland (BMES-UMD)

Black Engineers Society Programs

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Materials Engineering Mentoring Organization (MEMO)

Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) La Familia Peer Mentoring Program

Society of American Military Engineers

Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Society of Women Engineers and Women in Engineering Mentorship Program

Vietnamese Student Association at University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP VSA) Mentors Program

Women in Engineering (WIE) Connect Peer Mentoring Program

UMD Alumni's Networking Database Terrapins Connect includes a mentorship program called TerraPeers for pairing up users based on their background and interests.

  • Apply on Terrapins Connect by clicking on the “Programs” tab of the main page
  • Or visit
  • Be sure to also check out the "Mentoring + Networking Tips" under the "Resources" tab on Terrapins Connect to learn more about the benefits of having a mentor.

In addition, Terps Thrive is an online women's mentorship program for graduate students offered through the UMD Alumni Association. This online mentorship program will pair young alumni (mentees) with experienced alumni (mentors) on the following three tracks: 

  • Women new to their career
  • Women who work in male-dominated spaces
  • Women of color who work in predominantly white spaces

Mentee applications close on January 20, 2023. The program runs from February 1 – March 3, culminating at the Women’s Leadership and Development Conference at Riggs.