Contact
Portrait of George Blichar

George Blichar

Alumni Engagement Specialist

Michigan Engineering-Engagement

gblichar@umich.edu
(734) 763-0879

3214 SI-North

Volunteer

30-MINUTE MENTORING

Our Michigan Engineering alumni network has a wealth of experience and knowledge at its disposal. During 30-Minute Mentoring, we’re giving you a chance to share that wealth of knowledge with the next generation of engineers in 30-minute blocks of time.

How it Works: You commit a certain amount of hours to mentor. Two weeks from the event, a registration site is released to students to claim your time in 30-minute blocks. On the day of the event, you make yourself available to the students who have claimed your time.

Department and CoE events take place roughly 10-12 times a year. Be on the lookout for one in your department.

Sign up to volunteer here.

LONG-TERM MENTORING

The College of Engineering also offers longer-term mentoring for an in-depth experience for students. We’ll use criteria you provide to make matches with students based on what they’d like from a mentor. You’ll stay in touch with your matched student over the course of 12 weeks, providing them with the advice they might need to get through a semester or navigate their young career.

In order to service virtual mentoring throughout the remainder of winter and summer semesters, we’ll be performing new matches every two weeks.  This volunteer opportunity is organized and orchestrated through a separate system.

Register here.

CAREER PANELS

Career panels have multiple alumni participating on-campus or virtually to address student questions about managing their careers.  Sign-up to volunteer here.

DESIGN REVIEWS

Design Reviews allow alumni to see what projects students are working on and to give ratings based on content, presentation, and communication of intent. Some design reviews include substantial rewards for students.  Sign-up to volunteer here.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROGRAM

Every year, MDP welcomes the partnership of 35-40 industry, nonprofit and government organizations that are dedicated to engaging with student engineers. Successful sponsors share a commitment to student education professional development; they are key mentors and advisors for our students as they begin the transition from the classroom to their professional career.  Learn More.

ALUMNI BOARD

The Michigan Engineering Alumni Board (MEAB) is a 32-member volunteer board serving the College of Engineering and its alumni by offering knowledge, hands-on service, network connections, passion and resources in the pursuit of the College of Engineering’s vision and mission. The MEAB is a key driver of alumni engagement and impact for the College’s 90,000+ distinguished alumni community.  Learn More.