Graduate Students Should Seek Multiple Mentors

By Tithi Basu Mallik | November 15, 2021

You need guidance beyond what a faculty adviser can offer, writes Tithi Basu Mallik, who recommends identifying other people who can provide three key dimensions of support.

“The importance of having good mentors in graduate school cannot be overstated. As a recent graduate student, I can personally attest to the value of having strong ones. I was fortunate to have more than one mentor in graduate school who provided me advice that helped me navigate many of the challenges I faced—from feedback on shaping my research to strategies for job searching and dealing with stress. It was a huge source of comfort and strength to know that I could turn to certain people for support with different issues.” See the full article from Inside Higher Ed.

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services Alexis Boyer