Tips For Communicating With Your Mentee

Eva Kubu

"The GradFUTURES Mentorship program is intended to build connections and community between Princeton 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 own personal and professional goals during these uncertain times." 

-- Eva Kubu, Associate Dean and Director of Professional Development


What Do Mentors And Mentees Discuss?

The conversations between mentor and mentee may cover a wide range of topics. Establishing mutual goals and expectations from the beginning will help guide conversations that will be the most valuable.

  • How do I balance the demands of graduate school and family?
  • How can I set myself up for research productivity and professional success?
  • How can I build professional skills and competencies that will position me well for diverse career pathways?
  • How do I make connections with colleagues and professional contacts?


Recommended Resources for Inclusive Mentorship

For more discussion guides, please visit the GradFUTURES Mentor Collective Website.