GOLD Mentoring Program

Student Walking with Mentors

Growing Opportunities for Learning and Discovery (GOLD) is the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's mentoring program that connects students with industry partners and alumni.

Students and mentors can connect face to face, by phone, or online, allowing alumni and companies from anywhere in the world to participate. There are no rules or requirements once you’re matched with a mentor or student — just that you find a way to make it a mutually rewarding experience.

What do I get out of working with a mentor?

Students have the opportunity to ask questions, seek career guidance, network, and further learn about real-world expectations. We want to help CEE students prepare for their time after Tech, and we may even offer networking events for Atlanta-area mentors and mentees.

How will I be matched with a mentor/student?

Pairing is an important part of the program. Pairing begins in the fall semester and runs the academic year. The pairing process focuses on the student’s application. Course of study, professional career goals, industries of interest, Tech organizations, specific areas of expertise, companies, and the age of the student are all considered. That means everyone will not be paired immediately and, unfortunately, some mentors or students may not be paired at all. You’ll hear from us once we’ve matched your with an appropriate mentor or student.

How do I get started? 

Click below to send us some information about who you are and how we can best match you with a mentor or student. Students, you'll need to upload a copy of your resume, so make sure you have that ready.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Gloria Lin at

Become a Mentor

Apply to the GOLD Mentoring Program as a mentor.

Find a Mentor

Apply to the GOLD Mentoring Program as a mentee.