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.
- 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.
- Professional Mentors
Beginning in their second year, students can attend a core workshop to learn about mentorship and networking. Attendance will provide them with access to a technology platform with industry experts serving as mentors to our Honors College undergraduates.
Mentoring Pods with Graduate Mentor Fellows
All students are invited to apply for the 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. Four undergraduates of varying class years meet with their Mentor Fellow once per month throughout the academic year either in-person or virtually, beginning and ending the year with receptions hosted at the Honors College in New Brunswick. Additionally, each month the entire cohort of students selected to participate in the Mentoring Pods gather for a coffee chat to discuss topics related to professionalism such as decision-making and the art of making connections.
- Professional development
As students prepare to graduate, the Honors College will provide support in career mentoring and networking to help them through the transition to their career or graduate school.