What Participants Say

participants report increaseD levels of PRODUCTIVITY, professional engagement, mentoring skills, and job satisfaction

“In just the three months I've been participating as a co-mentor, I've found an outstanding improvement in my focus and writing productivity. The training about how I think about what I want to achieve and how to address what's keeping me from achieving it has been essential. And learning how to listen and ask questions to allow my co-mentor to find the answer is a wonderful skill that I've pulled over into teaching. The co-mentoring monthly meetings have put the focus on my work.  It gives me an opportunity to talk about what I want to achieve and to think strategically about how I achieve it.   Had I realized just how valuable this experience is, I would have done it years ago.”

--Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy (BSPPP)


“I was able to find a collaborator, which was excellent.  We wrote two grant proposals and one article together, which was published in 2016. I have to say that without my mentor’s suggestion and guidance I would not have considered submitting the proposals. I’m grateful for the RCN Mentoring Program for connecting me.”

--Assistant Professor, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research


“I am thankful for you and your team for designing this amazing program!  My mentoring partnership has been amazing at allowing space to think through problems and also in generating accountability.  I have been much more productive and happier with my usage of time than I have been in years. Your programs have made a massive difference in my life.  I can't thank you enough.”

--Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology (RWJMS)


Rutgers University acknowledges funding from the Rutgers-New Brunswick Strategic Plan to pilot this program in AY 15-16 in the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.  We also acknowledge the work of STEM-UP PA and MIZZOU ADVANCE at the University of Missouri Columbia, New Mexico State University ADVANCE, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Dr. Suzanne Brainard, University of Washington, for the materials used and adapted in this mentoring program.