This mentorship program was created by Jesús Trespalacios and Marie-Anne de Graaf. This mentorship program also benefited from insights from other institutions with well-established peer mentoring programs, such as:
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- Washington University-St Louis
- Texas A&M
- Interdisciplinary mentoring program – Boise State University
[She] was a great resource and could speak to the program in ways that helped me.
It has been good to connect with graduates further along in their program than myself.
I felt it was very beneficial to be able to meet with my mentor regularly and ask questions about anything. He helped me understand and be better aware of certain processes and procedures within the program. He answered questions that I had about formatting when it came to completing research projects and papers. He shared his own experiences so that I am better able to understand upcoming events and projects within the program. He answered questions about publishing and dissertation writing. He offered help and suggestions to improve my thoughts and ideas for projects. He was easy to talk to and I enjoyed our regular meetings. It was very nice to have someone that I knew I could go to with questions or ideas, and he would know and understand exactly what I was talking about.
Mine is the best! [She] has talked me through so many pickles and just stressful moments and helped me understand the program when I was confused! Totally changed my remote learning experience. 4 stars for [her]!