Through the generous support of Texas Instruments, new students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) have the opportunity to be connected with a “Peer Mentor,” an upper class ECE student who is trained to help new students transition into life at UMD. Peer mentors strive to build a mentoring relationship with new students, serving as a support system throughout their first year. Our peer mentors provide insider knowledge about the department and college as well as share helpful resources to ensure academic and social success. The Texas Instruments Peer Mentoring Fellowship offers various programming throughout the year including workshops, guest speakers, and social events to build community within ECE.
Any student can participate in the program by becoming a Peer Mentor or Mentee. Mentees and Mentors are matched by major or common experience. Students will meet individually and as a group throughout the semester. Each week, mentors will reach out to their Mentees to provide support and encouragement.
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