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.

How can I connect with mentees/mentors?
We are excited to announce that New College will be getting Wisr in 2020! Wisr is an online mentorship platform that will allow all members of the New College community to participate in mentorship! This platform will host virtual connections between mentees and mentors. To join the New College mentorship community, both mentees and mentors will need to create a profile with information about themselves, their professional goals and/or experiences, and what type of help they are seeking and/or willing to offer. Wisr will create customized matches to suggest mentors to mentees based on profile similarities. Mentees can then connect with any of the mentors on the platform in a variety of ways (online chat, email, phone call, video chat). Mentees and mentors can connect to ask a question or for a quick chat (“flash mentoring”) or they may mutually decide to continue the partnership beyond the first connection.

Check back for a link to New College’s customized Wisr page!

Are you a rising second-year student? Apply for the Novo Network Mentorship Program today!
All rising second-year students are invited to take their career and professional development journies to the next level by joining 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 in both Fall and Spring semesters designed to facilitate your career exploration and enhance your professional skill set.

Interested? Have questions? Contact the CEO at