CCSE is dedicated to the academic success and persistence of its students by taking a student-centered approach as the foundation of our understanding and basis of serving the diverse needs of those studying in our programs. The mission of this mentoring program is to develop and improve the community of individuals connected with CCSE, and provide ample opportunities for our students to learn and grow from their peers and those working in the computing industry.

By participating as a mentor or mentee in this program, you can become better informed about your own skills, CCSE, Kennesaw State University, campus resources and support services, and opportunities for academic and career excellence. 

Role Information

    • Maintain contact with assigned mentor
    • Maintain a positive “can-do” attitude
    • Seek and use advice from mentor
    • Participate in activities with mentor and other mentees
    • Respond to requests for contact/information from the program coordinator(s)
    • Assume responsibility for your own professional growth and development
    • Celebrate progress and communicate concerns with your mentor, parents, faculty or a member of KSU student support services (e.g. advising, counseling, student affairs, etc.)
    • Be receptive and internalize changes associated with constructive feedback
    • Set goals and take measurable steps to achieve these goals
    • Utilize campus resources and services
    • Build rapport with your mentee
    • Maintain a positive “can-do” attitude
    • Provide support and guidance to your mentee
    • Check in with your mentee at least once a week (call, text, chat online, meet, etc.)
    • Promptly respond to your mentee when they reach out to you
    • Meet with your mentee to discuss challenges and ways to overcome them.
    • Help your mentee formulate and achieve goals
    • Participate in CCSE/KSU events, especially those identified by the Mentor Program Coordinator(s) as directly relevant to developing student awareness and utilization of university/college support and resources.
    • Meet with your mentee(s) at least twice a semester (e.g. grab a coffee with them for an hour or two at the start and end of each semester)
    • Strive to develop a good rapport with your mentee(s)
    • Maintain a positive "can-do" attitude
    • Respond in a timely manner when your mentee reaches out to you
    • Encourage your mentee(s) to grow and advocate for themselves
    • Provide advice and guidance within the scope of your personal experience and knowledge
    • Refer your mentee(s) to university and career resources to help support them when needed
  • Events

    Check back here to find information about workshops, speaker series, and other activities for mentors and mentees!

    What When Where RSVP
    Mentoring Program Information Session

    Thursday, March 7th, 2024


    Microsoft Teams Sign up here
    Intro to Peer Mentoring Webinar TBA Microsoft Teams TBA
    Mentoring Program Kickoff/Networking Session

    Tuesday, April 16th


    Marietta Student Center Ballrooms RSVP here

Additional Information

    • You will be asked to engage with your partnered mentor/mentee for at least 1 semester. You can keep the same mentor/mentee until graduation if you wish.
    • That depends on how engaged you wish to be and the role you have. Professional mentors are expected to engage with their mentee at least twice a semester, for at least an hour each time.

      Peer mentors are expected to be a little more involved, at least checking in and communicating with their mentee once a week. This can be done via text, phone call, online chat, meeting in person, etc.

  • If you are matched with a professional mentor, please be aware that they may not be able to respond to you very quickly due to professional and personal obligations. We recommend that you give them at least 1 week to respond to you before reaching out to us about the situation.

    You may send an email to to discuss how to proceed.