Speed School Alliance in Mentorship (SAM)

The Speed School Alliance in Mentorship (SAM) program connects first-year engineering students (freshmen and transfers) with a Speed School graduate. These alumni mentors are ready to listen, inspire and help students navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in classes and how to approach new experiences; they will also gain career advice and valuable insights from alumni in the field. Alumni mentors will grow their networks and hone their management skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How does it work?

Students are matched with an upperclassman or alumni mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and alumni mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

What do mentors and students discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of coursework, responsibilities and socializing?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

What do our students have to say about Mentor Collective?