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MESA Program College of Engineering & Computer Science

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About MESA

MESA’s Mission at Sacramento State

The mission of MESA is to recruit, retain, professionally develop, and graduate students with degrees in engineering, computer science and construction management.

MESA Benefits

  • Community of peer support
  • One-on-one advising services
  • Access to MESA Study Center
  • Scholarships
  • Industry Mentorship opportunities
  • Academic Excellence Workshops
  • Peer Mentoring

Support MESA

For over 35 years, the MESA Program at Sacramento State has supported over 1,000 alumni in earning their degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. MESA establishes a peer community for its students and provides educational equity for underrepresented populations within STEM, including women, BIPOC, and first-generation students.

Offering a statewide network of support, MESA helps students graduate and professionally develop to advance recruitment and retention rates regionally.

You can contribute to this lasting legacy of support by making a gift to sustain the program and student scholarships.

MESA Workshop

The MESA Workshop is based on "Studying Engineering: A roadmap to a rewarding career" by Raymond Landis, who is considered the "father" of the MESA Programs.

The workshop is designed so that all MESA students will have been exposed to the same information to build on their success through academic, career, and personal development. The purpose is to improve student success, to make the college experience more relevant to career goals, and to help students obtain as much assistance from the University as possible while working towards their engineering degrees.

Students work together and form study groups that will benefit them as they continue in their academic careers.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Academic Success and Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Resume Building
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Financial Planning
  • Leadership Core Competencies
  • Engineering Design Process
  • GE Advising and class scheduling
  • Teambuilding
  • Students even get to hear from a panel of industry professionals and MESA alumni to give them insight and tools to be successful engineers!

The workshop is currently open to new MESA students only.

MESA Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Welcome: Alex Blaise
  • MESA Program Updates
  • MESA Student Spotlight
  • MESA Alumni Spotlight

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Academic Advising

MESA students are required to meet with their respective MESA advisor a minimum of once (1) per semester.

Schedule MESA Advising

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Student Resources