Peer Mentoring

Want advice about the ins and outs of the College of Engineering, Cornell, and Ithaca?

Join Diversity Programs in Engineering's peer mentoring program — CU EMPower!

Upperclassmen & Graduate students: Are there things that you know now that you wish you knew when you first came to Cornell?

Undergraduates, transfer students, and first-year graduate students: Are you looking for an inside scoop from your peers?

Consider joining CU Empower, a peer mentoring program sponsored by Diversity Programs in Engineering!

About CU EMPower

CU EMPower is a mentoring program that supports the personal and academic development and achievement of first-year undergraduate and graduate students, as well as undergraduate transfer students, by matching incoming engineering students with upperclassmen and/or advanced graduate student peer mentors.

CU EMPower mentors and protégés commit just a small amount of time but develop mentoring partnerships that help them thrive during their time at Cornell and beyond:

  • Monday group dinners once a month.
  • Additional 1-3 hours per month for one-on-one interaction with your protégé/mentor. Meet in person, over the phone, or by email and text messages.

Join CU EMPower

To join CU EMPower, submit an online application to be a peer mentor or protégé.