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Mentoring Program

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) and the Penn State nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) jointly sponsor the Nuclear Engineering Mentoring Program to facilitate the professional development of mechanical engineering students by providing guidance, counsel and networking opportunities. Mentors interact with their student mentees on a one-to-one basis using an agreed-upon method of communication.

In this program, students drive the interaction: they decide the objectives, select the mentor(s) they would like to contact, and initiate the connection. This connection 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.

Become a Mentor

The PSNES networking and mentoring program serves students a variety of ways, including mentorship, networking, resume reviews, internship application reviews, career path coaching, or on campus informational sessions. To volunteer your time, please submit your information to Lion Link. Created by the Penn State Alumni Association, this service helps create career connections among alumni and students.



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519