Professional Mentorships

Small Group Conversations
Distinguished Alumni and friends of the Honors College share their career expertise with our undergraduates through a variety of programs including Master Classes and Knightly Roundtables–2 programs that offer a small group opportunity for students to learn from seasoned professionals about careers, topics of interest, life balance, and how to best prepare for life after college while at Rutgers.

Professionals also host students through 1:1 shadowing connections, attend our annual Networking Soiree, host employer recruitment events, share job and internship opportunities, work alongside students at community service CSR events mixed with networking, and company site visits to give students a taste of their work experience.

Academic Mentoring with HC Graduate Mentor Fellows
The Honors College Graduate Mentor Fellows are full-time doctoral students representing a broad range of academic areas. These doctoral fellows share how they have pursued their academic disciplines through research, internships, and further education helping HC students plan for developing professional and academic portfolios, continued education and certifications, as well as network in their respective fields. Seniors engage with the Honors College Graduate Mentor Fellows as they prepare for graduate school applications and presenting their senior capstone research. 

The Official Rutgers NB Honors College LinkedIn Group allows students, following their first-year, to connect with current HC students, new grads, and alumni for career-related advice, information, and support.

Online Professional Mentorship
The Rutgers Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) provides the Student Alumni Career Connect website powered by PeopleGrove to help undergraduates connect with Rutgers alumni in career fields of their choosing. Alumni can designate "Honors College" as students they would prefer to connect with, in addition to populations such as student-athletes and veterans.

If you are an alum, employer, or campus partner interested in the opportunities below, please contact Andrea Rydel, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Alumni & Corporate Engagement.

  • Hosting an info session, career conversations, site visit, or shadowing opportunity
  • Collaborating on a corporate social responsibility (CSR) service event
  • Sharing an internship, full-time or part-time job, or research opportunity
  • Attending a networking event such as our Annual Networking Soiree in April
  • Serving as a doctoral student in the Graduate Mentor Fellow position