Be a Mentor

GradFUTURES Mentor Collective
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With the launch of the GradFUTURES initiative at the Graduate School last year, we are expanding programs, resources, and partnerships to equip graduate students with the skills and competencies they need for success, both now and in the future. Graduate alumni play a critical role in this work: encouraging and inspiring current graduate students by serving as role models, connectors, mentors, and advocates. Especially in these unprecedented times, having multiple mentors and a broad network of support will help graduate students address academic, personal, and professional challenges.

The GradFUTURES Mentorship program is intended to:

  • Provide graduate students with a structured means of initiating and maintaining a professional relationship with a graduate alum in which to receive 1:1 advice and support regarding: the challenges of doctoral education and research; professional development strategies; and referrals to others to assist in building the graduate student’s professional network;
  • Build connections and community between our graduate students and graduate alumni who will share invaluable insights about their own academic and professional experiences, discuss the skills and competencies needed for career progression, and who will support graduate students in navigating their personal and professional goals during these uncertain times.