Other Ways to Find a Mentor at Barnard

There are so many ways to identify mentors at Barnard from among the institution's incredible faculty, students, alum community, and more. Below find programmatic opportunities and resources to connect with mentors at Barnard College. Beyond Barnard leads several of these initiatives, and can also connect students with campus-wide resources.

Programs that Connect Students to Mentors

  • Summer Research Institute: open to current first years, sophomores, and juniors interested in STEM research (including in biology, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, environmental science, mathematics and statistics, neuroscience & behavior, physics, and psychology)

  • Laidlaw Leadership & Research Program: co-led with the Athena Center for Leadership, this program is open to current first years and sophomores in all fields (particularly in the social sciences and humanities). In this two-year program, students conduct one summer of funded and faculty-mentored research, and complete a Leadership in Action Project in the second summer of their participation in the program. They complete leadership development programming led by Beyond Barnard and the Athena Center.

  • Bridgewater Scholars Program: open to applicants to Barnard with an expressed interest in economics, math & statistics, or computer science and career goals oriented toward financial services. Students meet with mentors at Bridgewater, and complete one summer of funded, faculty-mentored research. They also have access to funding to support a summer internship.

  • GRoWing the Arts Internship Program: provides funding, supportive programming, and 1:1 mentorship matches with alums for Barnard students who are completing summer internships in arts organizations in New York City. This important program connects students across arts disciplines to one another, to faculty at Barnard, and to alums working in the arts to create a distinctive community that is committed to advancing the arts. 

Student-to-Student Mentorship at Barnard

Other offices and cross-campus initiatives like Access Barnard and the Dean's Office for Advising and Planning host peer mentorship opportunities! As an institution committed to mentorship, students and alums have many ways to connect and build community.