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Learning Exchange for Aspiring Professionals


About LEAP

Learning Exchange for Aspiring Professionals (LEAP) is a mentorship program for Texas A&M students to learn from professional engineers in industry. This program was once known as Females Leading Aggies as Mentors in Engineering (FLAME) and was started in January 1998. This program has grown steadily since then.  

Students are usually assigned to groups of 2-3 members, and then matched with a mentor who has experience in a discipline that the students are interested in.  Bi-monthly contact is maintained via e-mail through discussion topics, which range from advice on college to interview tips, and even the occasional joke! Two professional workshops are put together each semester for the chance to meet a few mentors and network with other LEAP mentors and mentees. 

In past semesters, several students were offered internship and co-op opportunities as a result of their participation in FLAME/LEAP. This program is truly a reflection of networking and support in continuing education.

LEAP is a one-semester commitment, but we always welcome returning mentees and mentors to be matched with new groups! If you have any questions, please reach out to

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Elise Nguyen

Howdy! My name is Elise Nguyen and I'm a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Plano, TX. I've been heavily involved with SWE's High School Conference as a two-time attendee, volunteer, then co-chair, and I've also served SWE as a Freshman Representative. A fun fact about me is that I'm a rhythm tap dancer!

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