MENTORSHIP THE NEW COLLEGE WAY

Take advantage of New College’s close-knit community and make meaningful connections that could be life-changing!

Mentorship is an essential and unique aspect of the New College academic experience. Mentorship connects students, alumni, and community members with one another to enhance every student’s personal and professional development.

What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a collaborative learning partnership where a mentor offers career-related insights based on their knowledge, skills, and experience, as well as support and encouragement, to facilitate the personal and professional growth of a mentee.

Mentorship is a valuable opportunity for students and professionals to develop meaningful relationships, built on professionalism, honesty, and openness, that fosters growth and learning for both the mentee and the mentor.

How will mentorship help me?
As a mentee, 
you will connect with your mentor to explore and define a vision of what your future might look like! You will take an active role and your learning and development by collaborating with your mentor to craft goals and identify what steps can be taken to achieve them. You will gain career-related knowledge from an industry insider (your mentor) who is dedicated to helping you succeed!

As a mentor, you will have the potential to change a mentee’s life! You can have a positive impact on the New College community by helping mentees explore what life after New -College might look like. By sharing industry-specific insights and experiences, mentors help mentees develop a clearer understanding of the world of work. Working with a mentee can also help mentors to further develop their professional skillset.

What does mentorship look like at New College? Join the New College Mentorship Network!
We are excited to announce that you can start making connections through the New College Mentorship Network, powered by Wisr! This online platform allows all members of the New College community – students, alumni, community members, and college supporters – to engage in mentorship. You won’t want to miss out on this potentially life-changing opportunity to find and connect with your future mentee/mentor!

Ready to become a mentor or mentee? It’s easy to get connected!
1.) Create your custom profile in the New College Mentorship Network here! You’ll have the opportunity to provide detailed information about yourself, your professional goals and/or experiences, and what type of help you are seeking and/or willing to offer.

2.) Start connecting – once your profile is complete, the platform will create customized matches to suggest mentors to mentees based on profile similarities. Mentees can then connect with any mentors through the platform in a variety of ways (online chat, email, phone call, video chat) to ask questions, have a quick chat (“flash mentoring”), or develop a professional partnership that continues beyond the first connection.

Want to take your commitment to mentorship to the next level? Check out the Novo Network Mentorship Program!
All rising second-year students are invited to take their career and professional development journeys to the next level by participating in the Novo Network Mentorship Program. This exciting opportunity will span the 2020-2021 academic year and will consist of 2 key experiences:

  • A highly-customized matching process to match you with your mentor! Your mentor will be a New College alumni or community member who is dedicated to offering you valuable career and industry insights, support, and encouragement to further your personal and professional growth.
  • A credit-bearing course, Designing Your Life: Career Exploration and Professional Development for the College Student, in the Fall 2020 semester. This course will offer mentees the opportunity to engage in meaningful career exploration and planning focused on three areas: self, academics, and career. Through self-assessments, discussion, and class activities, mentees will be equipped with knowledge and skills related to career and professional development aimed to strengthen academic and career decision-making.

Interested mentors, be sure to opt-in for more information about the Novo Network Mentorship Program when creating your profile!

Interested? Have questions? Contact the CEO at ceo@ncf.edu