The MESA Engineering Program (MEP) supports university students enrolled in colleges of engineering so they will successfully attain their baccalaureates. The program offers a wide array of academic support as well as exposure to different careers available to engineering and computer science graduates. Industry representatives serve on Advisory Boards to support and advance the program. They serve as important resources for students and offer career assistance, provide internships and scholarships, and introduce students to corporate culture.
The core components of the MEP include:
Academic Excellence Workshops Students are scheduled in the same core math and science classes and taught how to maintain high academic outcomes through group study.
Clustering MESA students are grouped together in the same course sections of core math and science classes and are taught how to study and review the material effectively as a group.
Orientation course The class teaches college survival skills to incoming students majoring in engineering or computer science. Career advising. Students learn specifics about different engineering fields. Industry mentors, job shadowing, career fairs, internships opportunities and field trips to companies are provided.
Professional development workshops Students participate in mock job fairs, learn resume preparation and interview skills and how to find part-time, full-time and summer employment.
Links with student and professional organizations These resources provide mentors, leadership training, and access to guest speakers and tours of companies. Student study center and computer lab. This dedicated multipurpose space is used for study, workshops and information sharing.
Industry Advisory Board Corporate representatives, including many MESA alumni, participate on the board and provide scholarships, strategic planning, special summer internships, field trips and other resources. The board serves as a valuable connection between students and companies who need technical professionals.
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