Mentorship at CU Denver

The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by linking new students to the College of Engineering, Design and Computing with a returning upper-division student mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges, gain career advice and valuable insights, while mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it works:

New students to the College of Engineering, Design and Computing will be matched with a trained peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Can I share my experience?

Many mentors choose to share their mentoring experience as part of their resume and/or on LinkedIn. You’re more than welcome to do that as well, if you haven’t already!

See below for a suggestion on writing about your experience:

Mentor at Mentor Collective: Shared personal experiences, insight, and tips to support CU Denver students to promote academic success, personal growth, and career development.

“I have personally benefited from the help of some great mentors both in my personal life and academic/career life. At my first real job after college I was assigned a mentor on my first day that has been nothing but supportive and helpful to me as I embarked on a new journey. Mentorship has been a very valuable asset to my life and career so far. I believe it is my duty to also give back like the mentors who have been part of my success so far.“ - Mentor
“My mentor has been an amazing help in my life, he makes me realize and see things more clearly. Sometimes it's in front of your face but can't see until someone puts it into words for you.” - Mentee

Mentee Introduction


What it's like to be a mentor