First-Year and Transfer Student Support
With the goal of building a network of support from day one, MEP provides numerous programs to link first-year freshmen and transfers with friends and resources on campus.
Food for Thought Series
The Food for Thought Series (a Chevron sponsored event) is led by MEP Leads and Advisors and will give new MEP students the opportunity to meet other students and discuss their new adventure here at Cal Poly. See below for more information including session topics and dates:
Our MEP Leads are current MEP students who are here to welcome new students to Cal Poly, point out helpful MEP and campus resources, and help build community and make connections during their first year! Check out the image below for their MEP Study Room office hours!
Engineering (ENGR) 101
ENGR 101 is a NSF funded course designed to support first-year students in the Multicultural Engineering Program who may feel a little unsure of their major choice and are interested in learing more about all 13 majors in the College of Engineering. By participating in ENGR 101, students will:
- Understand and utilize Cal Poly resources that aid in your major exploration
- Discover different engineering careers and opportunities
- Practice professional skills such as teamwork, written and oral communication
- Start building a network of professionals and peers who will support you in your academic journey
- Develop a "next steps" plan for after fall quarter
This is a 1 unit, credit/no credit course, is not degree applicable, and is only offered in fall quarters.
Engineering (ENGR) 301
ENGR 301 is a course designed to support juniors and seniors in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school and other opportunities after graduation. In this course, you will develop your professional identity and have the opportunity to explore ways to get involved in your community as an engineer. The goals of ENGR 301 are:
- To prepare students for success in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school, and other opportunities after graduation.
- To broaden students perspective of what can be done with their engineering degree
- To empower students to make an impact as an engineer by engaging them in social issues across local and global communities
Transfer students, CP Scholars, PEEPS, MEP, and first-generation students are especially encouraged to enroll. It is a 1 unit, credit/no credit activity and is not degree applicable offered in Fall quarters.
Transfer Prep Workshops & Support
In collaboration with the College of Science and Math Advising Center and the Mustang Success Center, MEP provides workshops focused on preparing new, local transfer students for the rigor of Cal Poly STEM disciplines. Through engaging students in discussions about time management, conflict resolution, and resource identification, students who attend this workshop leave feeling more prepared for the academic year than before.
Working side-by-side with the Engineering Student Services, we target programming to support new transfers to thrive academically, professionally, and socially. Read more about transfer support here.