Mechanical Engineering Advisors

After you have transferred into the Mechanical Engineering Department you will be assigned an ME Academic Advisor.  You can find your advisor by logging onto Hokie SPA and using the “View your General Student Information” option.

Sarah Deisher (last names A-L) and Linda Vick (last names M-Z), pictured right, are the Mechanical Engineering Program and Career Advisors. These advisors are here to help you with questions regarding registration, degree progress, planning for co-ops, etc. Check with your advisor if you plan to deviate from the suggested courses plans on the ME degree path sheets posted on our Required Courses page.  When it is time to register for classes, you should see your academic advisor to discuss your plans for the coming semester.

Please check the ME website and your VT e-mail account for answers to common questions. Try to ask your questions as early as possible before registration deadlines so you can get the information you need in a timely manner.

Would you like to talk with current Mechanical Engineering students about their experiences? Check out our ME Ambassador student group!

2014-2015-ME-UG-Ambassadors

2014-2015 Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors


Academic Support Programs

The Student Success Center offers free tutoring for select freshman and sophomore level courses and gives free study skills seminars throughout the academic year. CAEE offers a variety of other support programs, including a transition seminar series for transfer students, UNIV1004 (a 3 credit academic success skills course), and Project Success (for students on academic probation).

Cook Counseling Center offers online study skills and time management modules for students who prefer to improve their time management, test taking, concentration, reading comprehension, and other skills on their own.

If you are an ME student who would like to hire a personal tutor for sophomore level and higher courses and need help identifying a tutor, please see the bulletin boards in the main lobby in Randolph Hall.

Career Advisors

Virginia Tech has a wonderful Career Services Center to help you find internships, co-op positions, and full time employment. The Career Services website has extensive information to help students with their job searches, including online resources to help you write your resume, explore careers and majors, and search for a job.  During the academic year, Career Services holds walk-in career advising hours Wednesday afternoons (typically 2-5:30pm) in the Hancock Atrium.

ME faculty members can also be a great source of career advice. Please check our Faculty Areas of Expertise page for help in finding an ME faculty member involved in a particular field you would like to explore as a potential career area.

If you prefer to look for online resources, we highly recommend the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center to explore careers in the various engineering, science, and mathematics disciplines.

If you are interested in finding out more about the co-op program, please sign up for a required orientation session through Career Services. Your advisor can help you plan, then sign and review your co-op work/school schedule (ME and future ME students only).

Advisors for Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with a disability and require accommodations, please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website for instructions and contact information.

Counseling for Personal Issues

Cook Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling for students. It also offer frees and anonymous online screening modules to help you decide whether or not a consultation with a counselor may be helpful.

Students may also contact the Dean of Students Office for help with other problems.

Academic Relief for Medical or Personal Issues

Students seeking Academic Relief due to medical or psychological problem should visit the appropriate website for forms and instructions on how to apply for academic relief.

Schiffert Health Center

Cook Counseling Center

If it can be shown that a medical or psychological condition affected a student’s academic performance, academic relief may be granted in the form of medical withdrawals, incomplete grades (work to be made up after the semester has ended), late course drops, and course drops from previous semesters.

Course Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from up to 3 courses (regardless of the number of credits) after the drop date without grade penalty. For more information, see our page on Course Withdrawal.

Students may drop ALL courses after the drop date, but before the resignation deadline. No excuse or reason is required. For instructions and specific resignation deadlines, please go to the Course Timetable and click on the “Important Dates and Registration Information” link for that term.

Engineering students should contact Christi Boone if they have other questions about resignation.

Resignation

Students may withdraw from up to 6 credits of courses after the drop date without grade penalty. For more information, see our page on Course Withdrawal.

Students may drop ALL courses after the drop date, but before the resignation deadline (about 8 weeks into the semester). No excuse or reason is required. For instructions and specific resignation deadlines, please go to the Course Timetable and click on the “Important Dates and Registration Information” link for that term.

Engineering students should contact Christi Boone if they have other questions about resignation.

 


Disclaimer

Information on this website is unofficial. University catalogs and other official documents take precedence over the information that is available here. The material presented here is to aid you in planning your academic program to best fit your interests. Ultimately you are responsible for making sure that you fulfill the graduation requirements. We present these aids to help you achieve your goal of a degree in mechanical engineering.