Mentor Program




About The ESW Mentor Program

The ESW Mentor Program partners college students with professional engineers to support and guide the next generation of sustainability innovators.


Mentees receive practical advice on professional development and technical sustainability expertise to support their projects, while mentors practice leadership skills, reinforce their own subject knowledge and enjoy the satisfaction of helping aspiring engineers.


ESW also hosts regular webinars and check-ins for mentoring program participants.


Benefits of Participating


For mentees:

  • Gain valuable technical career advice from a professional engineer
  • Grow your engineering and sustainability network


For mentors:

  • Help an aspiring engineering
  • Impart career advice (landing that first job, navigating internships, interview prep.)
  • Improve your communication and leadership skills
  • Enhance your resume
  • Reinforce your own subject knowledge and study skills



Time Commitment 

We recommend mentors and mentees commit to working together for a full academic year. We welcome all mentors and mentees with a 45-minute introduction webinar.


We expect mentors to meet with their mentees at least twice a month in person, over a video call, or by phone (in order by preference). We encourage mentors and mentees to chat informally more frequently. The program is only as valuable as what you make it, so we highly encourage both mentors and mentees to reach out and start the conversation!

The estimated monthly time commitment for mentors and mentees is 2 hours (roughly 30 minutes per week).



How to Join

1. You can become an official ESW member here. Membership is free for ESW students affiliated with a chapter and $35/year for professionals. Becoming an official member is OPTIONAL for mentors.

2. Mentees can request a mentor here and mentors can apply here.

3. You can expect us to get back to you quickly with a match!