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IMAGINE HOW FAR YOU COULD GO IF YOU HAD A MENTOR TO GUIDE YOUR LEARNING.

Have you ever lost track of time on a deep dive into an obscure topic or  wished you could explore a subject that always fascinated you?

Hugo mentorships connect you with academic experts to help you take learning to the next level. In the process, you develop a unique relationship with your mentor who can  open up new paths on your intellectual journey.

How it works

Hugo mentorships provide the optimal level of flexibility and structure to make the most of your experience.

Complete Our Application Process

Tell us more about your academic interests and possible project ideas. Once we receive your application, we will follow up with a phone call to make sure we understand your goals.

Get Matched With Someone Who Inspires You

We will match you with a mentor who can best support you in your journey and send you a profile with information about his or her areas of expertise and accomplishments.

Meet Your Mentor

You'll have a complimentary introductory call with your mentor and a Hugo Program Officer to explore the direction of your mentorship and possible project ideas. Most people find that they can't wait to get started!

Develop Your Mentorship Plan and Project

In your first meeting, you and your mentor will outline your objectives, meeting agendas, assignments and a culminating project, paper or goal for your mentorship.

Feedback and Reflection

You'll get feedback from your mentor at the midpoint of your mentorship, which is a great time to reflect on your growth and make any adjustments. After you complete your mentorship, you will also receive a brief evaluation as well as possible suggestions for next steps.

Project Completion

You may be surprised by the doors that open up to you upon completion of your project. In the past our students have been invited to their mentors’ campuses to present their findings or have used their research as a foundation for new projects, philanthropy or activism. Many mentees enjoy their Hugo experience so much that they sign up for an additional semester to build on their work.

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Student projects

Hugo Mentors have helped eager learners explore everything from chemistry to classics. The beauty of a Hugo Mentorship is that it is completely customizable to the mentee and every project is different.

Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience
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Sports
Sports
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Website on body positivity offering resources for schools looking to add body image literacy to their health curricula

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Psychology
Psychology
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Education
Education
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Original magazine about sustainable fashion, featuring articles on the industry's ethical and ecological issues and a unique research-based sustainability rating scale for fashion retailers.

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Journalism
Journalism
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Fashion
Fashion
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Application of machine learning algorithm and Python to predict song genres using raw data from Spotify

Foldable solar cell that was designed using mathematical principles of symplectic geometry through origami

High-level translation of Seneca’s Thyestes from the original Latin to English with annotations and analysis

Original website sharing historical, political and economical information on the global refugee crisis with resources encouraging advocacy

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Global Affairs
Global Affairs
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History
History
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Public Policy
Public Policy
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Political Science
Political Science
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Transmedia project focused on Holocaust remembrance using personal narratives and photojournalism to record survivor testimonials

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History
History
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Journalism
Journalism
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Photography
Photography
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