Graduate Peer Mentoring Collaborative
The Graduate Peer Mentoring Collaborative prepares doctoral students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Education to: (a) serve as peer mentors to their fellow graduate students, (b) mentor current or future undergraduates and others they may supervise, (c) be active mentees in relationships with their own mentors. Graduate Peer Mentors learn the skills to be successful mentors and mentees during a two-day cross-college retreat in September, a cross-college workshop each semester, and in monthly meetings within each college. Students also work within respective colleges to design a focused initiative for the academic year (e.g., host peer networking event(s); organize a speaker series on graduate student well-being; coordinate a peer mentoring program; create a college website with links to resources; design and execute a survey).
Approximately thirty mentors, with five to 12 selected from each of the four colleges, are selected each April.
Mentors receive a stipend of $1000 during the following academic year.
For more information on the Graduate Peer Mentoring Collaborative, reach out to the college-level contacts and learn more about the programs and peer mentors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Education.