Chemical Engineering Student Mentor Program, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Mentee: Blake Nofziger
Years Matched: One
Cardin Hart was a chemical engineering student at Oklahoma State University who has gone on to his first year of medical school at the University of Oklahoma in fall 2019. During his time at OSU, Hart was a mentor in the Chemical Engineering Student Mentor Program, matched with Blake Nofziger over the past year.
“The chemical engineering picnic during the fall has always been my favorite mentor/mentee activity,” shared Hart. “This event allows mentors and mentees to mingle with each other and the chemical engineering faculty as well. Blake and I were able to get to know one another on a more personal level outside the school environment at this event. While we did not know one another well before we were matched, we are also in the same fraternity and this match helped strengthen our bond.”
Hart was able to provide a caring and calming voice and give advice to Nofziger on both the basics and content of chemical engineering classes as well as things such as involvement in organizations and tips for the career fair.
“It can be intimidating to be a new student on campus,” Hart said. “Mentoring new students in the Chemical Engineering Student Mentor Program also helped teach me the importance of seeking out mentorship in my new environment at medical school this year.”
About the Program: OSU senior chemical engineering majors who are active members of Omega Chi Epsilon (a chemical engineering honor society) serve as mentors and guides for junior chemical engineering majors through the difficult transition to and rigorous demands of the professional school (the last two years of the major).