The Graduate School Mentorship Program participants for 2013-2014
In January 2005, the Graduate School and The Honors College initiated a program that matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships. The purpose of the program is to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they make decisions about post-baccalaureate study and transition from undergraduate to graduate student status. In addition, the mentorship program provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share personal experiences with undergraduate participants in the program.
Mentors must be in at least their second year of graduate study and will receive a stipend, payable upon completion of the program. Students selected as mentors will be expected to participate in a combination of formal and informal activities, including:
Mentors and faculty members are encouraged to review several resources, such as the Mentoring at VCU Handbook [PDF], a manual developed by the University Graduate Council to address mentoring issues relevant to graduate and post-graduate training at the university. Additional resources include The Margaret F. King’s “On the Right Track: A Manual for Research Mentors,” produced by the Council of Graduate Schools and The Virginia Mentoring Partnership.
We would really enjoy telling you more about the program and keeping you updated on next year’s application timeline. Please email our office if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
For additional information or answers to questions relating to any of these initiatives, contact:
Graduate School Mentorship Program
408 W. Franklin St.
P.O. Box 843051
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3051