From faculty and academic advisors to career consultants and alumni mentors, supportive individuals work with our students to guide them through their Carnegie Mellon experience.
First-year students are advised through the College of Engineering as part of the First-Year Experience, which starts the summer before students arrive on campus.
Once students formally declare their major in mechanical engineering at the end of their first year, they are assigned to an undergraduate academic advisor within the department.
Academic advisors collaborate with students to assist them in achieving their goals. They provide guidance on course selection and electives, verify progress toward degree requirements, and share information about study abroad, transfer credit, double majors, minors, and more.
Lisa Dickter of the Career and Professional Development Center serves as the career consultant for our undergraduate students. She works solely with mechanical engineering students to prepare them for their professional life beyond Carnegie Mellon by assisting with resumes, interviews, internships, networking, careers fairs, negotiating job offers and more.
Our supportive advisors are available through scheduled appointments, walk-ins and email exchanges.