Mission Statement

The Graduate Peer Mentoring Collaborative promotes peer mentoring among doctoral students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It focuses on the development of professional skills and competencies important for graduate student success. Graduate Peer Mentors receive training on what it means to be a successful mentor and key professional skills. Then they design and implement a focused initiative for peers addressing disciplinary needs. The goal of the Graduate Peer Mentoring Collaborative is to support graduate students in gaining skills that will better prepare them for the job market. Graduate students participating in this program will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about and enact quality mentoring relationships
  • Develop professional competencies relevant for the job market
  • Design and implement a mentoring initiative