Do I have to finish the program exactly within 2 months? What if I am too busy on certain weeks and need to postpone the classes?
If student is too busy with other commitments, he/she can choose to postpone certain classes. However, we suggest students to finish the program within the stipulated time to ensure classes are conducted without much interruptions which may hinder the progress of the project.
What is expected of me during the program?
Student is expected to commit his/her time to the program to ensure he/she get the most out of it. He/she must be willing to receive constructive feedback to improve research work, show up for classes on time as agreed with the mentor. For any class cancellation, student is expected to provide at least 24-hours written notice for any cancellations of appointments with a mentor.
On average, how much time do I need to spend each week in order to complete the program smoothly?
1 hour per week with the mentor, and an average of an additional 2-5 hours per week to work on the project. The time spent for each student varies and is very much dependent on your own discipline and commitment to the program.
What happens after the program? Is there any opportunity to continue the mentorship relationship?
At the end of the program, students are equipped with valuable research work that will raise the worth of his/her resume. In addition, under guidance from these mentors, the research work is also fit for other future academic use. With hard work, the student can earn a letter of recommendation from the mentor. The student and family will also receive a midpoint and final evaluation from the mentor.
Does the mentor get overwhelmed with having too many students?
All mentors have a working schedule, and they plan their time efficiently. The Collegiate Mentorship Program also limits the number of students each can work with. Certain mentors in the more popular courses get booked very quickly and therefore we suggest students to commit to the program as soon as possible to ensure obtaining the ideal mentor.
Rina Yan, Grade 10
Putai Senior High School, Nantou, Taiwan
Intended Major: Business and Biology