The WIE Peer Mentoring Program (formerly known as SEEDS Peer Mentoring) provides incoming first-year and transfer women in engineering students with the opportunity to be a part of mentoring teams during the fall and spring semesters. Mentoring teams meet regularly to provide support to one another, discuss their experiences, and explore opportunities within engineering and across campus at UMD.
The purpose of the WIE Peer Mentoring Program is to:
  • Provide incoming first-year and transfer students with a network of community and support, with guidance from an upperlevel engineering student
  • Facilitate personal, career, and professional development
  • Ease the transition into the University of Maryland and Clark School context
All incoming first-year and new external transfer students who join the program will be assigned a peer mentor along with other new students (typically of the same major). New students studying engineering are invited to participate in the WIE Peer Mentoring Program during the fall or spring semesters by completing the WIE Peer Mentoring Program signup form.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Elizabeth Kurban, Assistant Director of Retention, Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405- 8308 | Email:


Become a Peer Mentor

Peer mentors serve as a resource for mentees, providing them with information and support to help them transition to the University of Maryland and the Clark School of Engineering. Peer mentors serve as a sounding board for the various issues that confront new students - such as navigating course scheduling, interacting with professors and advisors, balancing coursework with clubs, activities, research, and other obligations, etc. Becoming a Peer Mentor can be a rewarding experience that can also strengthen leadership and teamwork skills. Peer Mentors volunteer for the duration of the fall semester.

The application process for fall 2021 Peer Mentors has closed.


Become a Mentor Coordinator

Mentor Coordinators are in charge of coordinating a group of peer mentors.  This includes meeting/communicating with Peer Mentors once every two weeks, ensuring mentors turn in forms and are meeting with mentees, and helping with event planning and execution.
The application process for fall 2021 Mentor Coordinators has closed.