Finding a Mentor
Over 100 faculty members mentored students in undergraduate research last year alone.
Professor Aubin and his mentee William Charles (Class of 2018)
We offer the following suggestions for finding a mentor at FCRH.
- Visit the associate chair of the department in which you are interested in doing research—he/she can often make great faculty referrals.
- Talk to one of your professors after class about either his/her or their colleagues’ research. Students strongly encourage this!
- Review department webpages; many of these describe faculty research interests. Our faculty welcome your inquires about potential opportunities to work with them!
On the occasions that I met with Dr. Mundy to discuss a paper or class, I would admire the beautiful and colorful Tenango embroideries that adorn her walls. Seeing her passion and knowing her extensive experience conducting research in a foreign country, I immediately sought her out when it came time for me to find a mentor for my own research project in rural Guatemala. -Rosalyn Kutsch (Class of 2019)