Engaging with Students—Mentoring Opportunities

Opportunities to Connect with Students

We invite Rutgers alumni, industry experts, parents of Honors College students, and friends of the Honors College to join our community of distinguished mentors. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, you are invited to complete this survey to share your preferences:

  • Invite a group of students to your place of work for a company site visit. The groups can be as small or large as you prefer; we offer a variety of options for students throughout the academic year to give exposure to a range of industries.
  • Host a student to shadow you at your place of business for a morning, afternoon, or full day.
  • Promote internships or job prospects to recruit Honors College students by sharing posting information for us to disseminate to students in our weekly newsletters. We can also share this information with the larger honors program community if you are interested.
  • Serve as a distinguished speaker on key topics and interests of our students.
    • Speak about your own career path, how to utilize a liberal arts degree in the world of work, or another topic that you can passionately speak to.
    • In partnership with recruiters from your organization, deliver a Tech Talk regarding a technology that you are developing at your place of work or share a project that you are working on to show an interdisciplinary approach to work ‘in the real world.’
    • Join us as a panelist for career exploration summits with other professionals in your industry to represent your unique experience and current employer.
  • In partnership with recruiters, serve as an industry expert speaking with students during a Professional-in-Residence day where students meet with recruiters and industry experts for 20-minute sessions to learn about an organization, hear more about an industry and company culture, and assess fit with an organization.
  • Host a student at your place of work during their winter break for a weeklong project-based experience. Students will apply to your worksite for a ‘Winternship’ during which they will help you with a project of your choosing and shadow you for the week.
  • Become a mentor for our academic-year-long mentoring pods comprised of four undergraduates with interests similar to yours. Each mentoring pod meets monthly either virtually or in-person with their mentor. All participating students gather monthly for workshops on professional development topics related to mentorship and networking.
  • Host an information session at the Honors College to speak about your organization. We welcome, in particular, sessions that engage our students through Q&A with Rutgers alums or an activity that gives students a taste of your work and the opportunity to interact with industry experts.

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