From faculty and academic advisors to career counselors and alumni mentors, supportive individuals work with our students to guide them through their Carnegie Mellon experience. 

Academic advising

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. 

Our supportive academic advisors are available through through scheduled appointments, walk-ins and email exchanges.

Eva Mergner,

Office: Scaife Hall 415
Phone: 412-268-2498

Class of 2018: Last names M-Z. 
Class of 2019: Last names L-Z.

Lauren Warden-Rodgers,

Office: Scaife Hall 416
Phone: 412-268-7998 

Class of 2018: Last names A-L. 
Class of 2019: Last names A-K.
Class of 2020: Last names A-M.


Career consultanting 

Lisa Dickter of the Career and Professional Development Center serves as the career consultant for our undergraduate students. She prepares students for their professional life beyond Carnegie Mellon by assisting with resumes, interviews, internships, networking, careers fairs, negotiating job offers and more. 


Alumni advising 

Volunteer alumni advisors are an additional resource for students. They may share their experiences with career paths, working for specific companies, pursuing graduate school, and provide insight to the next generation of engineers.