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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 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.