Alumni Mentoring Program
Alumni are welcome to apply to mentor current students. Mentorship opportunities are a meaningful way to make a difference in the life of a current Auburn engineer. Your experience provides inspiration, motivation and guidance to students, helping them navigate some of those inevitable, difficult courses in engineering. Mentors also have the opportunity to help current students with career guidance and building professional skills needed for the workforce. As an alum, you have walked across Auburn’s campus, you have taken the difficult classes and navigated the application and acceptance process for your current career. You have the means to help enhance a student’s experience and form a lasting connection.
Young Alumni Council
The Young Alumni Council consists of 32 members who help to engage, support and connect engineering young alumni. The council members are nominated through current council members, Auburn Alumni Engineering Council members, faculty and staff, and they provide services to the entire young alumni community. The council hosts mock interviews, spearheads many aspects of Tiger Giving Day and provides support to the college through their committees and annual meetings.
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering hosts a number of networking events throughout the year. Alumni,
corporate sponsors and friends have the opportunity to connect with current students and alumni. These networking events are a meaningful way for alumni to network with each other and reengage with the college.
100+ Women Strong
Auburn Engineering boasts many successful female alumnae, from CEOs of companies to executives in industry to various entrepreneurs and innovators. These women represent the quality of Auburn engineers that we produce each year and they understand the importance of attracting and retaining women in the field. The college’s 100+ Women Strong is made up of alumni and friends of the college who embrace our vision to provide resources and programming that will enable us to attract, support and retain female students in Auburn Engineering. 100+ Women Strong members recognize the importance of connecting with the next generation of female engineers – those who will bring innovation and discovery to bear on the quality of life of people throughout the world.
Mock Interviews and Alumni Panels
Each year, the Young Alumni Council and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering provide opportunities for students to hone their interviewing skills. The mock interviews are a means through which alumni and students can connect in a staged professional setting. Students go through the interview process and receive feedback on how they can hone their interviewing skills and prepare for career fairs and interviews. Alumni panels allow for students to hear from alumni who are currently in the workforce. These panels occur in conjunction with Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Young Alumni Council events. Each panel is hosted departmentally, so students can learn about career opportunities within their fields. They provide students with the ability to ask candid questions about preparing for professional careers.
There are many philanthropic opportunities for alumni and friends to reengage and make a difference in Auburn Engineering. From scholarships to programmatic support, any generous support allows the college to focus on students, research and the institution’s impact on the world. Annual giving participation increases the college’s rankings, helping with undergraduate recruiting and retention. As a student, you likely benefited from an annual gift made by a benevolent engineering alum or friend of the college. Whether it was a program in which you were involved, or a well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratory where you learned, annual giving touches every aspect of the student experiences. Together, we can enhance that student experience for future engineers. Engineering Eagles are a group of loyal alumni and friends whose gifts help elevate the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to new heights. Through annual gifts of $1,000 or more, Engineering Eagles provide vital resources for ensuring quality programs. Alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years may join the Associate Eagles program through a philanthropic gift of $500 annually. The college’s success is due, in no small part, to the commitment of Eagles members.
Please contact us for questions or comments regarding Young Alumni Council.