Scholars participate in three types of mentoring programs: Faculty Mentoring, Peer Mentoring and Industry Mentoring.
Every Scholar is matched with a faculty member who is teaching in the Scholar’s intended major. During the summer both Scholars and Faculty Mentors are invited to the New Scholar Retreat Dinner as their first opportunity to meet. Once on campus, the Faculty Mentor Luncheon is a time to dine and chat about how classes are going and how to prepare for the semester. Students and Mentors are encouraged to meet once a month which is very useful when Scholars are planning their courses for the next semester, are search for research opportunities, or want to learn about their Faculty Mentor’s undergraduate experience.
Thank you to our 2017 Faculty Mentors!
Dr. Anupam Joshi
Dr. Carolyn Seaman
Dr. Chris Marron
Dr. Chuck LaBerge
Dr. Deepa Madan
Dr. Erin Lavik
Dr. George Karabatis
Dr. Janet Rutledge
Dr. Kaurna Joshi
Dr. Katie Gibson
Dr. Marie desJardins
Dr. Naghmeh Karimi
Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee
Dr. Penny Rheingans
Dr. Renetta Tull
Peer Mentors: Big WITs and Lil WITs
Older Scholars are matched with new Scholars during the summer before students arrive on campus. This is a great way to learn more about your major, life on campus, what to expect in classes, and ways to get involved. Additionally, students form life long friendship that go beyond the walls of UMBC.
Thank you to our 2017 Big WITs!
Abrere Sophie Kozolan
As student progress through their major, gain internship experiences and are planning for their futures, they will enroll in the Industry Mentoring Practicum (approximately junior year). Students learn about career explorations, strengths, workplace culture, and navigating the job offer. The greatest element of the practicum is the matching of Scholars with individuals who volunteer their time and expertise as Industry Mentors. Scholar and Industry Mentors meet once a month and discuss course topics, professional experiences, review resumes and provide advice for career plans.
Thank you to our 2017 Industry Mentors!
Are you interested in becoming a Peer Mentor or Faculty Mentor? Please email Erica D’Eramo email@example.com. If you are interested in becoming an Industry Mentor please sign up here.