Prospective Student Advising

Have questions about the Mechanical Engineering major?

Prospective students can email or schedule a phone or video appointment with the Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator below:

Joy Velarde
Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator

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After advising current students in the Mechanical Engineering department for over 5 years, I am now responsible for outreach and recruitment for the undergraduate and graduate programs so I work primarily with prospective students. I have an M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and a B.S. degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. I have worked at the University of Utah since 2014. I like walking at the beach, watching TV and movies, and cheering for Boston sports teams.

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Am I the right person for you to contact? Check below:
  • All students who haven’t applied to the University of Utah yet should contact me with any questions.
  • Admitted first-year students who have already decided to attend the U and have paid their enrollment deposit should sign up for orientation, where all your questions about classes and registration will be answered by the advising team.
  • Admitted prospective first-year students who are still deciding where to attend can contact me or their future advisor.
  • Admitted transfer students will work with me on their admission to the major and any transfer course articulation and will meet their advisor at orientation.
  • Current students inquiring about the BS/MS program or other graduate school options.