Lead through service

Your connection to the Michigan Engineering community doesn’t end when you graduate — it expands.

As a Michigan Engineering alum, you’ve gained years of career experience, insight and expertise that no one else can match. That experience is incredibly valuable to our current students, and the Michigan Engineering Alumni Volunteer program gives you the power to share it. Whether you’re on-campus or on the other side of the world, you can meet other alumni, and most importantly, make a difference in the lives of Michigan Engineering students.

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.

How it works:

Department and College events take place roughly 10-12 times a year. Be on the lookout for one in your department or the college level. If you’re interested in volunteering email [email protected].

  • 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.
isd student meets with alumnus over video chat

Long-term mentoring

We also offer semester-long mentoring for an in-depth experience for students. We use the 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 12 weeks, providing them with the advice they might need to get through a semester or navigate their young career.

Register for long-term mentoring through the University Career Alumni Network.

student meeting with recruiter

Engineering Graduate Symposium Judging

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is to stimulate students to develop skills for effectively communicating their research in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. An 80,000-word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. In this competition, they have 3 minutes! LEARN MORE

student presents project at MDP expo

Multidisciplinary Design Program

Every year, the Multidisciplinary Design Program (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 professional development and are key mentors for our students as they begin the transition from the classroom to their professional careers.

Alumni Board

The Michigan Engineering Alumni Board (MEAB) is a 32-member volunteer board serving the College 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.