Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Being involved in the ECE Alumni Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program gives students the opportunity to:

  • Share academic, professional and life goals with an alumni who understands the UM experience and can provide pathways to success
  • Benefit from experienced, accomplished individuals who were once where you are
  • Learn new perspectives and insights about yourself allowing you to maximize your potential
  • Network and build relationships that last
  • Obtain knowledge that will get you ahead in your career


When a young person, even a gifted one, grows up without proximate living examples of what she may aspire to become--whether lawyer, scientist, artist, or leader in any realm--her goal remains abstract. Such models as appear in books or on the news, however inspiring or revered, are ultimately too remote to be real, let alone influential. But a role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, 'Yes, someone like me can do this. ~ Sonia Sotomayor