Student Industry Mentoring



The mission of the Industrial Engineering (IE) Mentor Program is to facilitate the professional development of IE students through connections with degreed industrial engineers and their companies. IE students are provided with networking opportunities and access to industry professionals, with whom they can discuss career opportunities, job expectations, and skills and strategies for professional success. Industry mentors are provided the opportunity to share their passion for their profession and help develop the next generation of leaders, while building their own coaching, communication and leadership skills.

The IE Mentor Program is jointly sponsored by the Department of Industrial Engineering (INEG), the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers (AAIE) and the professional local chapter of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). 

The IE Mentor Program provides IE sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students the opportunity to meet with professional industrial engineers in a mentoring circle format. We anticipate the mentoring circles will consist of approximately 5-6 students and 2-3 mentors. Student applications are due by Friday, August 31st. The Mentor Circle Kickoff meeting is Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. in the Imhoff Study Center.

Contact Dr. Tish Pohl at if you have questions.