Ergonomics Mentoring

Student & Early Career Professionals

FPE facilitates mentoring of students and early career professionals in the practice of Ergonomics, Human Factors, and User Experience.  Mentoring could involve instruction and guidance in core areas of the profession, advice on professional certification and career development, or internships and on-the-job learning experiences.  This is often especially helpful for those who are entering these fields from a related background, such as physical therapy, kinesiology, experimental psychology, or safety.

Through our extensive network of international experts in these fields, FPE matches an established professional with a student or early career professional to meet their specific needs.  Mentoring is typically accomplished remotely, even internationally, through various electronic media and technology.  Some examples of mentoring activities include:

  • Collaboration with an established professional on shared research or consulting projects.
  • Serving as an ad hoc member of thesis committees.
  • Identifying opportunities for work-study, internships, or entry level employment.
  • Providing advice on applying for and preparing for BCPE certification.
  • Helping design a self-directed course of study in human factors, ergonomics, or user experience.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with FPE’s mentoring program is invited to contact Bob Smillie, PhD, CPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Us

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics
P.O. Box 453
Poway, CA 92074

Who We Are

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics.