FAQ Mentor Program
Please see below some helpful questions and answers regarding the SHP Alumni/Student Mentor Program.
Question How can I find out if there is a Mentor available for the program I am currently in?
Answer With the Mentor Program being launched in July of 2013, our initial group will consist of 15 Mentors from various SHP programs. Our goal is to have a Mentor for all of our programs by the end of the 2013 calendar year. Please click on the following link to navigate to our "Find a Mentor" area of our website.
Question Will my Mentor have graduated from the program I am currently in?
Answer Yes, the Mentors that you are being matched with will have completed your academic program.
Question What if the program I am currently in does not yet have a Mentor available?
Answer If you are a student in a program that currently does not have a Mentor setup in the program as of yet, please email OSAA@umdnj.edu and indicate that you are interested in the program and would like to see if a Mentor could be added for your specific program.
Question What type of assistance could I expect from my Mentor?
Answer The Mentor you will be joined with will be available to you for advice and moral suport utilizing the experience that they themselves have gone through as they completed the program you are currently in.
Question Will my Mentor be able to assist me academically?
Answer The role of the Mentor is not to assist with the specifics of your current academic coursework but to encourage and shed light on the experiences that they have had and what they found successful as they moved through the program.
Question How will I communicate with my Mentor?
Answer Once you have signed up in the system and have been matched with a mentor, you will be able to communicate on-line through email, an on-line instant messaging area, video chats as well as the ability to share documents and videos through the on-line mentoring portal.