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The New World Scholars Program

The New World Scholars Program was launched in 2011 as a way to recognize top-performing students from each entering class, based on superior academic performance, extensive leadership experience, and a demonstrated interest in the global economy. The program strengthens these foundations by challenging admitted students to develop a new lens for understanding the most pressing issues of the modern business world. NWS students pursue this vision by participating in Oxbridge Dinners twice a semester, and by routinely meeting one-on-one with their individual corporate mentors. Those experiences are reinforced and amplified by two discovery trips, one each in year two and year four.


By sharing experiences and knowledge, mentors help define and shape a student's future while at the same time enjoying several benefits from being a mentor. In addition to being involved in the development of a Northeastern student, it is an opportunity to form a meaningful relationship, offer guidance, and reconnect with D'Amore-McKim School of Business as they reflect on their own career.

    Commitment Expectations: 

  • Attend at least two on-campus events with your mentee per year. We will schedule special mentor-mentee events. In addition, you are also welcome to attend the Oxbridge Dinners and other events that may be scheduled.
  • Meet with your mentee at least twice per year outside the university setting.
  • Provide a brief note on your meetings annually.

    Attributes of a Great Mentor:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced    
  • Listens well
  • Shows interest
  • Lets the student know when time is limited
  • Ask clarifying questions that encourage the student to think through their thoughts
  • Is empathetic, especially when challenging the student to think or behave differently    
  • Offers constructive feedback
  • Is direct and straightforward    
  • Is non-judgmental
  • Encourages the student to take responsibility for their own actions

Matching will be based on industry focus, concentration, location, and/or interests outside of work.

If you are interested in being a part of this program or for more information, please contact Allan Bird.