Mentoring Information for Graduate Students
Online Mentoring Guides
- Advising Styles
- How to Get the Mentoring You Want
- How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need
- Questions to Ask to Help Select and Advisor
- Guidelines for Good Practice in Graduate Education (expectations for students and faculty)
- Mentoring Guidebook (University of Nebraska)
- Professional Development Timeline
- Maximizing Mentoring: A Guide for Building Strong Relationships (William T. Grant Foundation)
- Pay it Forward: Guidance for Mentoring Junior Scholars (William T. Grant Foundation)
Good mentoring is a key element of graduate education. Here are some resources on finding mentors and fostering a productive relationship with your mentor(s).
The College of Business Alumni Mentors Program brings students and alumni together for an exchange of information on education, professionalism, aspirations and ideas. It allows students to obtain valuable advice and insights from business alumni and allows alumni to aid students in becoming professionals in service to society and the College of Business. The program is open to all College of Business students and alumni.
Grad Mentoring @ Illinois is a faculty/alumni mentoring network for traditionally underrepresented graduate students (sponsored by the Graduate College).
INTERLINK is an international student mentoring program, where international students have the opportunity to be paired with a University of Illinois student, faculty, or staff member who can provide support in adjusting to American culture (sponsored by the Counseling Center).
Selected Readings on Mentoring
Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D.
by Robert L. Peters
Self-help Brochures from the University of Illinois Counseling Center. Topics include: Dissertation Success Strategies, Perfectionism, Overcoming Procrastination.
If you have an outstanding adviser or mentor on campus, consider nominating him or her for an award
Mentoring resources for faculty are included in the Faculty/Staff Toolkits.