Mentoring Resources

Mentoring is an important element of graduate education and promotes professional development and growth. These resources will help guide you in establishing and facilitating mentoring relationships.

  • Future Professoriate Program (FPP): 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 (WiSE): 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 Guidebook: This guidebook 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: Developed by the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School, this resource 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.