PhAM is looking for PhD Students to Mentor Undergraduates

The Ph.D. Applicant Mentorship program (PhAM) is looking for CEE Ph.D students to serve as undergraduate student mentors! Mentoring our CEE undergrads is only a small time commitment, but it is fun, rewarding, and looks great on a CV! PhAM currently needs new mentors to help out with its two services: 1-on-1 Mentorship and Workshops (more info below!). Mentors can participate in one or both parts of the program.

Please fill out this survey to sign up:

1-on-1 Mentorship

Mentors will be paired with a CEE undergraduate and are expected to meet with their mentee several times per semester. Some ways you might help your mentee are listed below:

For mentees graduating in 2-3 years, you can:

· Help them decide if they to want pursue a Ph.D.
· Suggest how to use their undergrad years to prepare for Ph.D. studies
· Share strategies for learning about Ph.D. programs

For mentees graduating in 0-2 years, you can:

· Help them find fitting Ph.D. programs
· Guide them through the Ph.D. application process
· Prepare them for interviews and help them evaluate offers


Mentors are also invited to serve as panelists in 1-hour conversational workshops open to all CEE undergraduates. This semester’s workshops will be held in hybrid mode at:

11am on 10/15/2021 (Topic: Is grad school right for me? Master’s or Ph.D.?), and
11/12/2021 (Topic: How do I apply to grad school?).
Panelists will share their personal experience on each the topic at the beginning of the workshop, and they will help answer students questions during the Q&A that follows.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alex Muscalus ( or Rachael Panik (