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Engineering Peer Advising Program

The Engineering Peer Advising program exists to provide additional information and support to our first-year and transfer engineering students as they learn the ropes at Santa Clara University and the School of Engineering.

A staff of eleven returning engineering students serve as Peer Advisors who are trained and readily available to assist new students in understanding their academic requirements (both for the Core and their majors), as well as the many campus resources and engineering opportunities that are available to them.

Each new student is assigned a Peer Advisor in their major for individual mentoring and advising throughout their first year. Peer Advisors reach out to their students during the year to connect and provide assistance as needed. Students are also encouraged to contact their assigned Peer Advisor with any questions they may have about their requirements, the School of Engineering, or Santa Clara University. The Peer Advising resource exists as a supplement to students' faculty advisors, with whom new students will interact regularly as well. If you have questions about which Peer Advisor you have been assigned to, please contact Michael Mehta.

Mandatory Spring Advising Sessions

All first-year engineering students are required to meet with their faculty advisor in the fall and spring mandatory advising period prior to course registration. The spring quarter mandatory advising period takes place from April 30-May 11. To prepare for these faculty meetings, new students must attend one group academic advising session, facilitated by our Engineering Peer Advisors. There are several sessions scheduled between April 23-May 4 during this mandatory advising period. We strongly encourage students to choose a session led by their Peer Advisor. You can register for a spring advising session here

During these sessions, Peer Advisors will assist students in understanding their major and Core requirements, navigating the course schedule and registration systems, and identifying courses for their fall quarter. Upon completion of a session, students will receive a signed advising form, with their identified winter courses, to take to their faculty advising appointments. Students should also be in contact with their faculty advisor to arrange an advising appointment, to be scheduled after their advising session. Your assigned faculty advisor can be found on eCampus. Students will have a registration hold on their account until they meet with their faculty advisor. 

Peer Advising Events

Be on the lookout for information about several events each quarter tailored towards first year and new transfer students hosted by Peer Advisors. Examples of typical events include:

  • Academic Success Workshops
  • Professional Development Workshops (research opportunities, career fair/resume prep)
  • Social Events
  • Study Abroad Info Sessions

Meet Our Engineering Peer Advisors!

Our peer advisors are returning undergraduate students representing many of the degree programs in the School of Engineering. Each Peer Advisor is currently an upper division student who is heavily involved at the School of Engineering, through research and student organizations. They are eager to assist our new students and share their knowledge of Santa Clara University academic requirements, campus resources, and engineering opportunities!

  • Neesha Godbole

    Neesha Godbole

    Major: Computer Science & Engineering
    Minor: Mathematics
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
    Involvements: Association of Computing Machinery- Women's Chapter, Engineering Tour Guide, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Mu Epsilon, University Honors Program, New Zealand Study Abroad, Internship at AIG


  • Shiyin Lim

    Shiyin Lim

    Major: Bioengineering (Biomolecular Track)
    Year: Junior
    Hometown: La Canada, California
    Involvements: Engineers Without Borders, University Honors Program, Peer Conduct Board, NASA Ames Space Biosciences Research Associate


  • Justin

    Justin Majors

    Major: Computer Science & Engineering
    Year: Sophomore
    Hometown: San Jose, California
    Involvements: Association of Computing Machinery, Intern for Bellarmine College Prep

  • Michael Mehta

    Michael Mehta

    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Year: Junior
    Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
    Involvements: Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Santa Clara Innovation and Design, Intramural Tennis, Internship at Bestronics 

  • Catie Murray

    Catie Murray

    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Year: Senior
    Hometown:  Mansfield, Massachusetts
    Involvements:  Global Social Benefit Fellows, Engineers Without Borders, Kappa Kappa Gamma, London Study
    Abroad, Intern for Paragon Mechanical

  • Maile Naito

    Maile Naito

    Major: Computer Science & Engineering
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii
    Involvements: Hawaii Club, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Barkada, Korean Student Association, Academic Technology, Intramural Basketball, Australia Study Abroad, Intern for State of Hawaii Transformation Program


  • Lauren Oliver

    Lauren Oliver

    Major: Civil Engineering
    Minor: Sustainability
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
    Involvements: Global Social Benefit Fellow, Club Ultimate Frisbee, American Society of Civil Engineers,
    University Honors Program, Study Abroad in Ireland, Internships at Santa Clara Valley Water District and
    City of Aurora Water Department

  • Angelina  Poole

    Angelina Poole

    Major: Computer Science & Engineering
    Minor: Bioengineering
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Spokane, Washington
    Involvements: Association of Computing Machinery – Women’s Chapter, Association of Computing
    Machinery, The Redwood Yearbook, Neighborhood Representative for Nobili Hall, Clare Boothe Luce
    Student Researcher

  • Naeem Turner-Bandele

    Naeem Turner-Bandele

    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Minor: Computer Science & Engineering
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Zionsville, Indiana
    Involvements: National Society of Black Engineers, STEM Student Advisory Committee, Peer Conduct
    Board, University Disciplinary Council, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Electrical
    Engineering Peer Educator, Intramural Soccer, Research at University of Utah and National Renewable
    Energy Lab


  • Gerome Yabut

    Gerome Yabut

    Major: Computer Science & Engineering
    Minor: Mathematics
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Quezon City, Philippines
    Involvements: Barkada, Association for Computer Machinery, University Honors Program, Associated
    Students Senior Senator, Intern for F5 Networks

  • Matt Zweber

    Matt Zweber

    Major: Bioengineering (Medical Device Track)
    Year: Senior
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Involvements: Engineers Without Borders, Intern at the Fogarty Institute, San Francisco VA Medical
    Center Research Assistant, University Intramurals

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Engineering Undergraduate Programs
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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