The Honors College’s mentoring programs connect students with a range of mentors from their first days on campus, including Rutgers’ distinguished faculty; other students in their second year and beyond; graduate students from programs across the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses, including current medical students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; the deans of the Honors College; and Rutgers alumni and industry experts.
- Mentor in Residence
Selected honors students who are in their second year and beyond will also be living in the Honors College community, and will be available to students one-on-one to help with navigating Rutgers overall, their classes, and student life issues.
- HC Ally
Selected honors students who are in their second year and beyond are paired with groups of Honors College first-year students with similar majors, schools, interests or career goals. By participating in these groups, first-year students will gain insight into navigating the social, extracurricular, and academic areas of college life.
- Honors College Fellows
In addition to faculty and peer mentors, there will also be teaching fellows in the Honors College who are senior level graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These teaching fellows are much more than teaching assistants or instructors. They are core members of our community with deep knowledge and teaching experience who will frequently be in the building.
- Mentoring Pods with Graduate Mentor Fellows
All students are invited to apply for the HC Mentoring Pod program linking undergraduates with full-time doctoral Mentor Fellows in a variety of academic and career fields. You can read about our Graduate Mentor Fellows who guide students through exploring professional and academic interests. A small group of undergraduates meet with their Graduate Mentor Fellow several times throughout the Fall semester, beginning and ending the experience with receptions hosted at the Honors College in New Brunswick. Additionally, the entire cohort of interdisciplinary students selected to participate in the Mentoring Pods gather for programming that will inform their college, research, and professional pursuits.
- Professional Development
Throughout their undergraduate career exploration journey, the Honors College provides support through advising, programs, and networking connections to help students build competitive professional portfolios and prepare for future opportunities.
- Student Alumni Career Connect
University Career Exploration and Success offers a networking website powered by PeopleGrove to help undergraduates connect with Rutgers Alumni in career fields of their choosing. Portal access: People Grove
- The Official Rutgers NB Honors College LinkedIn Group
Following a student’s first-year at the Honors College they will be eligible to receive an invitation to the official LinkedIn Group, an online networking community that brings together current HC students, new grads, and alumni for career-related advice, information, and support-- all in the pursuit of a carer and life with purpose. This group provides the RUHC–New Brunswick community with a place for sharing job and internship postings with fellow HC’ers, a discussion board where you can ask for specific career advice or connections, and an easy to find network of individuals who share the RUHC NB experience.