Network of Mentors

 

Network of Mentors

Being taken under the wing of a brilliant Drew professor? Super start. Assembling your own handpicked mentorship team through Launch? Surefire success. What Launch does differently is integrate guidance across a network of academic, career and personal mentors, with a Launch advisor facilitating each student’s network.

The mentorship of star researchers and groundbreaking scholars like Dr. William Campbell, Drew Fellow and 2015 Nobel Prize winner, is key to the demonstrated success of Drew students. Dr. Emmanuel Gabriel C’02, now a complex-cancer surgeon, is just one of many Drew students and alums who have benefitted from Dr. Campbell’s visionary mentorship.

When I received the acceptance letter from Oxford, I was excited and shocked. But part of me wasn't shocked, because everything leading up to it—the coursework, the support of my professors through letters of recommendation and advice on how to build the application—prepared me. My professors challenged me to keep pushing, to take it one step further. That's what made the difference. ”
—Kishan Patel C’15
Team Leader, Third Bridge Group, Ltd.
I’ve had great mentors in art history professor Kimberly Rhodes and economics professor Maliha Safri, who encouraged me and offered continuous trust in my scholarship. ”
Inji Kim C'19
PhD student in art history at University of Washington and Curatorial Assistant, AORA Space
I did research over two summers and during each semester, built a research proposal and created a scholarship paper. I worked with about six Drew faculty members on this, a lot of individualized attention. I got the scholarship and had a lot of support from Drew to do so. ”
—Saif Yasin C’17
Yale Fellow, MD/PhD Student at the University of Maryland

Network with Alumni Pros

Ben Dunlap ’21 landed his internship with tech entrepreneur Erin O’Connor ’15 through a common connection: both had worked at Drew’s Career Center.

Shiqi Huang ’19 jumped at an offer from Broadway pro Buist Bickley ’06 to assist with set design on his new stage production.

Jared Sutton ’18 values the mentorship of Cathy Brennan ’86, now New Jersey’s deputy treasurer, in building his government relations career.

One of the things I love most about our small liberal arts college is how the professors care about the students in a manner not found in most universities. I would argue that is the true crowning jewel of Drew: the professors' dedication and determination to the betterment of their students. ”
—Camila Tobon, C'21
Master's student in U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security at American University