The Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES), in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE), is pleased to offer a networking and mentoring program to help students reach their professional goals in the field of nuclear engineering. As of November 2010, a number of PSNES volunteer mentors stand ready to commit their time and energy to assist students who have the passion and drive to take control of their professional and career development.
In this student-driven program, the students drive the interaction: they decide the objectives, select the mentor(s) they would like to contact, and initiate the connection. This could be a one-time contact or the beginning of a long-term mentoring relationship. It is up to the student and depends entirely on his or her needs.
PSNES is dedicated to serving students through the Networking and Mentoring Program in a variety of ways, including mentorship, networking, resume reviews for jobs or internship application reviews, career-coaching by phone or e-mail or on-campus informational sessions. To volunteer your time, please submit a full, current resume with preferred contact information, a short biographical statement and a headshot (if available) to Rachel Baker by e-mail at email@example.com. The resume will then be uploaded to the Angel site where students can view it.
Because the Nuclear Engineering Mentoring Program is student-driven, students will not be matched with a mentor. Students have the ability to view the resumes of all volunteer mentors to find one who meets their needs. To view the alumni mentors, students may log into Angel and select the PSNES Group, located in the Committee/Task Force section of 'My Groups' (see image at left).
If you are a student in the undergraduate Nuclear Engineering program, you have already been added to this group. If you are a graduate student who would like to contact a mentor or if you do not see the PSNES Group on your Angel homepage, please contact Rachel Baker by telephone at 814-865-0058 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the group.
Student Guidelines and Mentor Guidlines are available here and on Angel to help you establish a successful student-mentor relationship. These guidelines have been established based on best practices of successful student mentoring programs at Penn State University. A short article on Developing a Strong Professional Network is also available.
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