Mentoring resources like these help you plan your own professional growth and development:

  • Future Professoriate Program. The FPP provides mentored professional development for SU graduate students aspiring to faculty positions, with a special emphasis on the teaching role.
  • Women in Science and Engineering. The WiSE Future Professionals Program, for female graduate students in the STEM fields, focuses on career development, planning, and preparation. Faculty sponsorship is required for appointment to the program.
  • Mentoring Toolkit. Based on intensive research, this initiative from SU Advance provides advice and materials to help mentors and mentees develop meaningful and structured mentoring relationships. While designed with faculty in mind, the advice and materials presented will be equally beneficial to graduate students striving to build a mentoring network.
  • Graduate Mentoring Guidebook. This resource from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies gives advice on all aspects of graduate mentoring for both graduate students and faculty. Worksheets to help structure the mentoring relationship and an extensive bibliography are included.
  • How to Get the Mentoring You Want. This 44-page PDF document from the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School addresses graduate mentoring from the student perspective, with special attention to the diversity of backgrounds and circumstances within the graduate student population.
  • MentorNet. This non-profit networking site for STEM fields provides access to mentors outside the University via a social media–style platform.