Student Registration

To sign up for the program, please register here.

Mentor Selection Process

A few weeks after registering, students are sent a link to a portal with all available mentors listed. The students should review the options and select a mentor who has credentials related to the student’s primary questions.

To help students select the best mentor, the following information will be provided:

  • Current company at which the mentor works
  • Current and former roles held
  • Graduation year
  • Proximity to Penn State
  • Interests
  • Hobbies
  • Likelihood to travel to campus for a meeting

For example, if a student has a question about the value of a master of business administration, they can filter to mentors who hold that degree. If a student is interested in a particular industry, they can select a mentor who has experience in that industry.

The student and mentor will receive an email notification that they have been matched. Once notified, it is the mentor’s responsibility to make first contact with the student.



Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745