The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Honors College Mentorship Community provides students, alumni, and industry experts with opportunities to engage in mentorship and networking throughout the year.
Mentorship Platform- a virtual connection
The Honors College Mentorship Community Platform connects students and industry professionals through a range of options that make engagement meaningful and flexible. Students and professionals can choose to have career conversations, do resume reviews, conduct mock interviews, and even participate in student shadowing at a professional’s place of work. All connections are made through the platform’s easy-to-use online scheduler. To learn more, you can read FAQ’s about the platform.
Winternship- winter break externship program
Winternship is a week-long project-based externship program exposing Honors College students to a professional field of interest. Students assist in a pre-defined project chosen by the mentor, all while shadowing their mentor and colleagues to better understand the career field. Medical Winternships are one to two-day shadowing opportunities for students to gain knowledge of various medical environments and to experience the daily life of a physician.
Winternship Program Timeline
|July - September: All Winternship industry-expert hosts will be asked to provide a short professional bio and descriptions of possible projects so that students can accurately apply for relevant opportunities. Medical Winternship hosts will be asked to provide a short professional bio and examples of what a student might be able to experience in their day or two of shadowing. This information will be compiled for Winternship program advertisement to students.|
|October: Students will apply via an online application (currently closed, applications will open early October). They will write a short essay explaining their interest and how this experience would impact their career exploration process and professional development.|
|November: Students will interview in the second week of November. Mentors will be notified with information about the student who will be joining them for the Winternship.|
|December: Students will reach out to their Winternship mentor to arrange logistics for their one-week project-based experience or one to two-day medical shadowing experience.|
|January: Students will join their Winternship mentor for their externship.|
Mentoring Pods - academic yearlong cohort mentoring with Graduate Mentor Fellows
Our academic yearlong mentoring pod program links doctoral Mentor Fellows in a variety of academic and career fields with Honors College students based on topical areas of interest. Mentoring pod topical areas vary based on the interests of Graduate Mentor Fellows–sample topics could be Women in Leadership, Interest in Medicine, and First-Gen Experience. Four undergraduates of varying class years meet with their Mentor Fellow throughout the year either in-person or virtually, beginning and ending the year with receptions hosted at the Honors College in New Brunswick.
Undergraduate students can apply via our online application. The application is currently closed.
Employers visit the Honors College to meet with students during 1:1 coffee chats ranging from 15-30 minutes. Students learn from recruiters and industry experts about specific organizations and more broadly about industries of interest.