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Mentoring Information for Graduate Students

Online Mentoring Guides

Mentoring Programs

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).

Business Alumni Mentoring Program

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.


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.

Mentoring Award

If you have an outstanding adviser or mentor on campus, consider nominating him or her for an award

Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring


Mentoring resources for faculty are included in the Faculty/Staff Toolkits.