The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Plugged In Program at Clemson University (CU) is aimed at connecting current CU ECE students with CU ECE alumni. More specifically, participating ECE alumni or strong ECE advocates mentor one to three ECE sophomore students who are interested in being a "mentee" in the program. The ECE Plugged In Program mentors contact their mentee students throughout the academic year to help keep them motivated and excited about electrical and computer engineering. All participating students sign a release form that allows the ECE department to provide their contact information to the mentor. The ECE undergraduate advising office strives to match student’s interests with the mentor’s experience. The success of the ECE Plugged In Program depends on the mentor’s commitment to the program and our students.
Enrollment Period: June 1 – August 27 each year for the following fall/spring term
We are currently seeking mentors to begin the program in the upcoming academic year and accepting mentee sign-ups for sophomore engineering students entering the ECE department in the upcoming fall semester. The department hopes to expand the program to all sophomore students; hence, we require at least 40-50 mentors. Mentor/Mentee notification begins in late August, prior to the first day of fall classes, and the length of the formal relationship is for one academic year. To review the requirements for becoming a mentor, please visit our Mentor Sign-Up Page. Incoming ECE students who are interested in participating in the Plugged In Program can sign up to be a Mentee here.
GOALS for Mentees
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