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Mentoring, College dropouts--Prevention, Prediction of occupational success, Prediction of scholastic success


Academic Advising | Engineering Education | Higher Education


The College of Engineering at the University of New Haven began two formal mentorship programs in spring 2020 with the help of a for-profit company named Mentor Collective. The First-Year Mentorship Program is designed for students entering the university and the Career Mentorship Program is designed for juniors and seniors. The programs were sponsored by a generous gift from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. This paper focuses particularly on the impact of the First-Year Mentorship Program on the first to second year retention of engineering and computer science students.


Article presented at the ASEE 2022 Annual Conference Excellence Through Diversity.

© American Society for Engineering Education, 2022



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